About us – WHY we do WHAT we do at Accessible Travel Press
Want to know more about what we do here?
Accessible Travel Press is a global travel news platform. By you and for you. We love to hear your stories! And we will gladly share them.
Nobody likes to go online for hours on end. We collect and share all info you need when it comes to travel and roam the planet. Or a day out in your own city.
You will find thousands of locations, accommodation to museums to beaches, that have been checked and verified by us or by partners.
We publish guides, blogs and share a newsletter. We are collecting and connnecting all the time. The world is such a big place!
In 2009, our founder Marlies registered a business called Hotelaccessibility.com aiming to collect as many accessible hotels around the world as possible.
Soon it was decided, that it was a mission impossible, and in 2016 the business moved on to a global travel platform in 2016 called Accessible Travel Online.
At some point early 2020, there were over 40 people working with ATO (Accessible Travel Online): travel agents, writers, social media managers, photographers, reporters, researchers and hotel inspectors. On 6 continents around the world.
In just a few years, a huge collection of high quality content had become available to many travelers needing tailor made and extended customers services during travel.
When in 2020 the pandemic hit, the world of travel changed forever. We had to start over.
All our resources are as valuable as before. We all still need accessibility information for a day out, so we focus more on local travel.
We write, we share, we recommend, we check, we verify
Social media – daily updates
Tag us to be featured. News will carry far when it is shared.
By you and for you
Our core values: connect and care
We work with three powerful slogans
‘we check before we share‘
‘we connect and care‘
‘we build global, and work local‘
How it all started
In 2007, working on an accessibility for retail project – delivering custom made ramps to shops for the city – ATO founder Marlies was made aware that accessibility is usually a term, not a given.
Surprised to know the world is such an inaccessible place, she decided to do something about it, not sure how though. This is when she met Melanie.
The team and the hotel inspectors
Over the years, working closely with people with diverse disabilities, we gained knowledge and insight in that huge gap between businesses and their customer services when it comes to accessibility.
Every disability is personal
Each team member has its own experience, knowledge and disability. All of that knowledge and experience combined is the very foundation of all documents and company communications.
Wheelchairs, canes and assistance dogs
It was soon decided that the focus would be not only on wheelchair access, but also about travel info for people having an assistance dog and for people using a cane.
We hope you come back here often, as our ‘library’ is growing.
Feel free to contact us if you like to volunteer in your city, state or country. There are never enough writers.
Why You’ll Love Us
- Free downloads
- Lots of videos
- Great blog
- Apps and Products
- Local partners
- Tours and holidays
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “What a WONDERFUL resource!”
I’ve used recommendations for 2 excursions and both accommodations worked out famously. I cannot recommend ATN enough!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Great initiative”
A digital platform that offers a wide range of accessible travel experiences, products and resources all in 1 site…. What a great initiative. Can’t wait to see the site growing so all accessible corners of the world are covered 😁♿️ – Simone
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “They have it all!”
a very thorough resource and the people genuinely care about quality service! From accommodations to products to the blog, they have it all!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Extensive and informative”
An extensive and informative site, with truly accessible holiday homes and experiences to choose from – Chris
Make sure to be listed
You want your museum, theme park, zoo, event, expo or conference listed?
Please email us your accessibility information page. It is that easy to be listed!
Interested to have your accessible accommodation featured and promoted?
Read more here.
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Media inquiries please read more here.
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