Articles tagged “disabilities”

Online Travel

The Possible Ramifications of Google’s Breakup and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, a breakup of Google’s advertising businesses could have significant ramifications for travel, U.S. travelers are more worried about surging prices than Covid, and Phoenix is the first testing site for Waymo's driverless cars.

The Possible Ramifications of Google’s Breakup and Other Top Stories This Week

Hotels

Hotels Designing for Disabilities Must Think Beyond Old Stereotypes

Sometimes there needs to be a carve out in the biggest design trends to take accessibility issues into account.

Hotels Designing for Disabilities Must Think Beyond Old Stereotypes

Tourism

Mask Mandates Disappear and More Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, major U.S. airlines didn't hesitate to lift mask requirements, travel numbers in Japan begin steadily rising, and a hotel in South Carolina offers insight on how to create a disability inclusive workforce.

Mask Mandates Disappear and More Top Stories This Week

Skift Meetings

Making Events Accessible to the Deaf

As event audiences have expanded, planners must make sure their gatherings are accessible for all. Unfortunately, deafness, an invisible disability, is often neglected when planning events, a mistake.

Making Events Accessible to the Deaf

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

Tourism

What the Travel Industry Can Learn From My Autistic Sister Adia

The high percentage of parents with autistic children not taking family vacations reflects the travel industry's inability to largely address the needs of autistic travelers. Thus many travel companies have missed out on a lucrative travel market because of their inaction.

What the Travel Industry Can Learn From My Autistic Sister Adia

Airlines

New Wheelchair Prototype Seat Promises Accessibility for In-Flight Travel

Passengers traveling with wheelchairs are a billion-dollar industry often ignored by the airlines. Most passengers with disabilities plan trips with friends or family, with the determining factor being the ease of accessibility for wheelchairs. Trains and buses can accommodate. Airlines are long overdue.

New Wheelchair Prototype Seat Promises Accessibility for In-Flight Travel

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

Tourism

Myrtle Beach Family Tourist Attractions Want to Become Autism-Friendly

Good for Myrtle Beach for setting an example for how to accommodate autistic children and their families. More global hotel chains should get on board to spread awareness on a larger scale.

Myrtle Beach Family Tourist Attractions Want to Become Autism-Friendly