Accessible Travel Stories

Bridge Builder

CEO Accessible Travel Online

AccessibeTravel.Online was founded by Marlies van Sint Annaland. After more than a decade of gaining experience in improving accessibility in shopping areas, she switched full-time to travel, a personal passion. The concept of ATO, that started out as Hotelaccessibility.com, came to mind in 2009.  As a person without a disability she learned to bridge the … Continue reading Bridge Builder

The hotelguest nobody hears about

deaf person

People who are deaf or can't hear well need a different approach when it comes to customer service and extra facilities when visiting hotels. First and foremost one has to consider what to do in case of emergency. The best extra you can give guests with a hearing impairment is to show a few words … Continue reading The hotelguest nobody hears about

Assistance Dogs

Helma en Banios assistance dog

A while ago our CEO published this LinkedIn article 'Let's get personal'.  One of many articles that will hopefully help create more awareness. In the 21st century, with all technology, engineering and architectural know how and experience available, it is far more easy to implement an accessibility standard than ever before. Still, it needs quite … Continue reading Assistance Dogs

Accessibility tips for hotels – 10 little things

Every hotel is different. Hotels can be cities, with over 1.000 rooms or as small as 2 rooms as in a lovely family hotel in an Asian mountain village. Hotels have a focus on families, on business people, or both. We feel that accessibility should be a standard, a given in every hotel, lodge or … Continue reading Accessibility tips for hotels – 10 little things

Welcome APP

Accessible Travel Apps

Customer service "Welcome" addresses the issue of inadequate customer service for visitors with specific accessibility requirements caused by a lack of disability awareness and confidence of staff members.   Free App brings freedom and independence The free app allows you to request visits to participating venues, indicating the areas you need customer service to have … Continue reading Welcome APP

Reviews at AccessAdvisr – in 20 countries

Accessadvisr

AccessAdvisr was developed by Rob Trent (United Kingdom) to provide an unbiased, real-world view of how easy-to-access different places and transport stops are for disabled people. By anonymising and combining the information people contribute we will share it with ethical service providers so they can improve the quality and accessibility of services they provide for … Continue reading Reviews at AccessAdvisr – in 20 countries