Articles tagged “accessible travel”

Tourism

Skyscanner Taps Creators and Globetrotters to Launch Virtual Travel Consultancy

In the age of social media shaping travel trends, the decision to include globetrotters and content creators to address travel challenges could resonate with a significant audience.

Skyscanner Taps Creators and Globetrotters to Launch Virtual Travel Consultancy

Tourism

Unified Visas for Gulf Cooperation Council Would Supercharge Regional Tourism

Collaboration is the approach of Ras Al Khaimah's tourism chief, who is now focusing on boosting travel in the entire Gulf.

Unified Visas for Gulf Cooperation Council Would Supercharge Regional Tourism

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IDEAS: British Airways Introduces Signed Video Content for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Customers

British Airways is working with SigncodeUK on a new partnership to provide accessible signed video content for its deaf and hard-of-hearing customers. Credit: British Airways The first video, which you can take a look at below, has been created to provide a more comprehensive overview of the travel journey, from the booking process to the…

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IDEAS: Air Canada Introduces New Tracking Tool for Baggage and Mobility Aids

Air Canada is launching a new feature within its mobile app that will enable customers to track their baggage and mobility aids in real time. Credit: Air Canada According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, more than one in every 100 wheelchairs and scooters that travel in the cargo hold of an aircraft on domestic…

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IDEAS: Emirates Launches New Initiative to Support Neurodivergent Passengers

Emirates and Dubai International Airport are working with local schools, autism groups and key stakeholders on a new initiative in an effort to improve the travel experience for neurodivergent passengers.  Credit: Emirates The ‘travel rehearsals’ have been designed to allow neurodivergent passengers to practice their journey through the airport and onboard aircraft, during which they…

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IDEAS: United to Launch Enhanced Digital Services for Personal Wheelchair Users

United Airlines has announced that it will launch a suite of new tools and policies at the end of 2023 that have been designed to improve the travel experience for customers who use a wheelchair. Credit: United Airlines The new accessibility initiative will include a digital filter on united.com that will allow travelers to identify…

Tour Operators

Why the Indian Travel Industry Should Be More Accessible and Inclusive

Tune in to hear from an accessible travel advocate about why the industry shouldn't overlook customers with disabilities. But looks like it’s a long road ahead for players to become truly inclusive.

Why the Indian Travel Industry Should Be More Accessible and Inclusive

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IDEAS: TUI to Offer British Sign Language Interpretation for Customers

TUI has announced a partnership with SignLive to provide customers with the option to have their conversations with the firm interpreted into British Sign Language (BSL). Credit: SHVETS production In order to use the service customers will need to sign up for free to SignLive, at which point they will be able to call TUI…

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Skift IDEAS: San José Mineta International Airport Pilots Autonomous Personal Mobility Vehicle

San José Mineta International Airport (SJC) has launched a pilot scheme featuring BBGO, a fully autonomous personal mobility vehicle from Blueberry Technology. Credit: San José Mineta International Airport/Blueberry technology The BBGO has been designed to ‘supplement mobility needs for those who do not want to use a wheelchair, but who may still want support navigating…

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IDEAS: British Airways Partners with Alzheimer’s Society to Support Customers Travelling with Dementia

British Airways has announced a three-year partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society, a UK-based charity that works to support people living with and affected by dementia.  Credit: British Airways The new partnership will see British Airways and the Alzheimer’s Society working closely on a number of initiatives designed to make travelling with dementia more accessible, including…