Articles tagged “accessible travel”

Short-Term Rentals

Vacasa Slashes Workforce and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Vacasa makes another round of layoffs, Accor's CEO defends its major corporate overhaul, and more Americans plan to cut travel spending.

Vacasa Slashes Workforce and Other Top Stories This Week

News Blog

Expedia Group Announces First Cohort for Startup Accelerator Focused on Underserved Travelers

Expedia Group has announced the first group of tech companies taking part in its new Open World Accelerator program. The 12 startups were chosen from hundreds of applicants worldwide focused on building tech products meant to improve accessibility for underserved travelers. Each startup or small business must have been founded in the last 10 years…

Tourism

Disability Rights Activist Calls on Travel Industry to End ‘Disability Tax’

Travelers with disabilities face far greater challenges than the travel industry allows for, with disability rights activist Tanzila Khan calling for more communication, empathy, and fairness in pricing for this one billion-strong travel segment.

Disability Rights Activist Calls on Travel Industry to End ‘Disability Tax’

Tourism

Abu Dhabi Airport Is Expecting 1.5 Million Travelers Over 6 Weeks

The economic spinoffs of Qatar's World Cup will be felt all over the region that has been looking to diversify beyond the oil sector.

Abu Dhabi Airport Is Expecting 1.5 Million Travelers Over 6 Weeks

Tourism

Visit Florida Embraces Marketing More Than Just Beaches and Disney

Early estimates suggest Florida is having a remarkable tourism recovery. The state's promoters said recent ads that highlight the state's lesser-known offerings, such as Michelin-starred restaurants and adventure tourism, contributed to the recovery.

Visit Florida Embraces Marketing More Than Just Beaches and Disney

Hotels

South Carolina Hotel to Offer Case Study for Hiring Workers With Disabilities

Many travel companies want to foster a workforce where everyone, regardless of circumstances, can thrive. But many companies wonder how to go about doing this. The example of The Shepherd Hotel in Clemson, South Carolina, suggests one path.

South Carolina Hotel to Offer Case Study for Hiring Workers With Disabilities

Cruises

Cruise Lines, Attractions See Upsides to Serving Travelers With Sensory Disabilities

Inclusion is great, but let's keep in mind that there's more to disabled accommodations than providing a wheelchair. Catering to different types of disabilities makes good business sense.

Cruise Lines, Attractions See Upsides to Serving Travelers With Sensory Disabilities

Hotels

Hotels Fall Short of Providing Accessible Access Around World

The hotel industry is leaving a lot of money on the table by not providing travelers with accessibility needs the right tools to book a stay.

Hotels Fall Short of Providing Accessible Access Around World

Tourism

The Blogger Destigmatizing Mental Illnesses Through Travel

Mental health has long held a stigma cloud over it, but it's only by bringing it out of the darkness and into the forefront that change can happen. Meggie Tran aims to do just that and destigmatize traveling with a a mental illness. It's long overdue.

The Blogger Destigmatizing Mental Illnesses Through Travel

Tourism

A Deaf Traveler Opens Up About Making Travel More Accessible

Accessible travel shouldn't be something to be checked off a list. Instead, Marlene Valle says, it's a human right.

A Deaf Traveler Opens Up About Making Travel More Accessible