Articles tagged “accessible travel”

Airlines

Flyers With Disabilities Will Get Support From New Airlines Industry Group

The pandemic has magnified the voices of accessibility organizations and the disparities for travelers with disabilities. Accessibility to travel and undamaged personal mobility aids are big concerns for these travelers who account for billions of dollars in revenue. Finally, the industry is trying to do the right thing, or so it seems.

Flyers With Disabilities Will Get Support From New Airlines Industry Group

Tourism

Travelers With Disabilities Face New Challenges During Covid

They are among the most resilient travelers on the planet. But the pandemic is testing the mettle of travelers with disabilities — and the businesses that support them — in unique ways.

Travelers With Disabilities Face New Challenges During Covid
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Online Travel

How Smart Buildings Can Help the Tourism Industry be More Responsible and Profitable

Travel brands should be more sustainable, responsible, and inclusive because it’s the right thing to do. But they can also improve the bottom line by taking concrete steps powered by smart building solutions that solve for all these challenges at once.

How Smart Buildings Can Help the Tourism Industry be More Responsible and Profitable

Online Travel

Online Travel Players Boost Accessibility for Travelers With Disabilities

People who want to select a non-smoking room are shown options at most booking sites. The industry needs to be just as helpful for travelers with specific needs for mobility, hearing, or visual challenges. Thankfully several online booking sites are trying to help.

Online Travel Players Boost Accessibility for Travelers With Disabilities

Hotels

AccorHotels Is Working on a Smart Room That’s Accessible and Personalized

That AccorHotels is using the Internet of Things and other innovative tech to create more personalized and accessible guest rooms is an idea we can definitely get behind. But we wonder what the company's plans might be to incorporate loyalty into the initiative. It would be crucial in adding value for Accorhotels, property owners, and guests.

AccorHotels Is Working on a Smart Room That’s Accessible and Personalized

SkiftX

Airbnb Buys Accessible Travel Business Accomable in Its Latest Move

We hope this acquisition results in real changes to the Airbnb platform to not only reduce discrimination against travelers with disabilities, but also to verify details about accessible listings and make them much clearer.

Airbnb Buys Accessible Travel Business Accomable in Its Latest Move

Hotels

The Evolution of Accessible Travel: 5 Podcast Takeaways

Many hoteliers are unaware of just how many people with disabilities are out there spending money on travel. The companies that go above and beyond to make these travelers comfortable will gain their loyalty.

The Evolution of Accessible Travel: 5 Podcast Takeaways

Online Travel

Skift Podcast: The Evolution of Accessible Travel

Tune in to hear from two experts about why the travel industry shouldn't overlook customers with disabilities — and how companies can best serve the market.

Skift Podcast: The Evolution of Accessible Travel