International Day Persons with Disabilities quote Marlies

International Day Persons with Disabilities

International Day Persons with Disabilities

We asked everyone in our team to share their words or quotes that inspire them. December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
We could not think of a better way to contribute to this day to introduce you to everyone so you can get to know all of us a little bit better

Meet our team

Meet our team – from Amsterdam to California, from Romania to Martinique, from South Africa to Spain, from Kenya to Egypt, from Tanzania to Jamaica, from Crete to Minneapolis to Australia.

International Day Persons with Disabilities quote Marlies

Marlies, Amsterdam

Marlies, Founder AccessibleTravel.Online, Bridge builder.

“A disability knows no race, no status, no age, no being rich or poor. It is there from birth or just like that. It knows no barriers. Make this world more accessible for all of us.”

International Day Persons with Disabilities quote Kelly

Kelly, San Diego

Kelly, Co-Founder AccessTrax, ATO Southern California Office – ‘For most of us technology makes things easier. For a person with a disability, it makes things possible.” (Judy Heumann)

International Day Persons with Disabilities quote Adrien

Adrien, Montego Bay

Adrien, Founder Jamaica Mobility, ATO Jamaica Office – ‘Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality.’ (Bob Marley)

International Day Persons with Disabilities quote Cristina

Cristina, Bucharest

Cristina, Founder Sano Touring (accessible travel agency), ATO Romania Office – ‘Accessible travel is about sustainability and inclusiveness, as it means sharing the benefits and experiences with everyone.’

Elizabeth quote International Disabiblity Rights Day

Elizabeth, Minneapolis

Elizabeth, ATO Social Media Manager – ‘Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.’ (Verna Myers)

International Day Persons with Disabilities quote Laia

Laia, Barcelona

Laia, Founder of BPiC (Best Places in Catalonia), ATO Catalonia Office – ‘Let’s ensure tourist destinations are accessible to all people, regardless of their physical limitations, disabilities or age.’

International Day Persons with Disabilities quote Kivaria

Kivaria, Arusha

Kivaria, Founder of Zicasso Expeditions, ATO Tanzania Office – ‘Nothing will limit you to live your life in fullest, awake to life and not sleep in life’s waiting room. Tanzania is an amazing destination you will never think about.’

International day persons disabilities quote Noel

Noel, Le Carbet

Noel, Founder Martinique Access’Ile, ATO Martinique Office – ‘If you think the adventure is dangerous, I suggest you try the routine … it is deadly.’ (Paulo Coelho)

International Day Persons with Disabilities quote Hassan

Hassan, Giza

Hassan, Director of Operations at Memphis Tours, ATO Egypt Office – ‘We will make it possible for you’

International Day Persons with Disabilities quote Robin

Robin, San Francisco

Robin, Director ADAPTS, ATO Northern California Office – ‘Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.’ (Helen Keller)

International Day Persons with Disabilities quote Vicky

Vicky, Heraklion

Vicky, Tourist Guides of Crete, ATO Crete Office – ‘Success is a journey, not a destination’ (Ben Sweetland)

International Day Persons with Disabilities quote Simone

Simone, Malaga

Simone, ATO Travel Network Manager – ‘Where there is a wheel, there is a way’.

International Day Persons with Disabilities quote Sabine

Sabine, Cape Town

Sabine, Founder Epic Enabled, ATO South Africa Office – ‘A smile is the universal welcome … we are ready for you with a warm smile.’

International day persons disabilities quote Christine

Christine, Barwon Heads

Christine, Owner Great Ocean Stays, ATO Victoria Office (Australia) – ‘All of what has happened to me, I have turned into a positive into now being an advocate for people with disabilities in a tourism space.’

International day persons disabilities quote Maurice

Maurice, Nairobi

Maurice, Founder of Spot Kenya Safaris, ATO Kenya Office – ‘For Kenya accessibility has no limit. We care and love people with disabilities to visit our lovely country.’

International Day Persons with Disabilities quote Kristof

Kristof, Vienna

Kristof, ATO Advisor – ‘There are the sightseers who see what they are pointed to, and then there are the explorers, who go beyond vision to discover new layers of know places.’

International Day Persons with Disabilities quote Niels

Niels

Niels, ATO Travel team – ‘Comedy is humanity’s band-aid.’

Melanie

Melanie, ATO Travel team – ‘Barriers to accessibility are my world’s boundaries.’

International day persons disabilities quote Helma

Helma, ATO Ambassador Assistance Dogs – ‘Do not dream about your life but live your dreams.’

International day persons disabilities quote Maaike

Maaike, ATO Travel Team – ‘There are no limits, limits are in your mind and you can conquer them.’