Local and global accessible travel news ‘shorts’ in the world of accessible travel and tourism

Travel News Headlines: Wheels and Reels

Travel News Headlines: Wheels and Reels


What does accessible travel mean to you? – July 14, 2021

IATA (International Air Transport Association) advancing accessible air travel – May 28, 2021

WSGF Launches Vaycaychella App To Make Vacation Rental Property Purchases More Accessible Permitting Anyone To Participate In $1.6 Trillion Travel Industry – May 21, 2021

Travel Group creates Guidelines for Accessible Travel – May 6 – 2021

Travel News Headlines: Wheels and Reels

National, Regional and Local News



App maps over 16.000 accessible toilets worldwide Handicap X app – Germany, July 26, 2021

Greenpeace promotes mobility for all campaign in Europe but does not mention travelers with a disability – Europe, July 20, 2021

Presenting a travel show as a wheelchair user – Ireland, July 16, 2021

Free Now teams up with Irish Wheelchair Association – Ireland, July 7, 2021

New Accessible Travel Policy launched by train operator c2c – United Kingdom, June 10, 2021

Dundee Science Centre fully accessible – Scotland/United Kingdom, June 9, 2021

STIB in Brussels will make the tram network more accessible – Belgium, June 9, 2021

Bliznec Forest Trail Example of Best Practice in UNWTO’s Accessible Tourism Book – Croatia, May 30, 2021

Congratulations and appreciation from Edinburgh City Council on becoming WSA Global Champions (one of 9 out of 600 worldwide) for Inclusion & Empowerment with app WelcoMe – Scotland, May 24, 2021

Navigation app to help visually impaired travellers tested in Versailles – France, May 21, 2021

Sarner International has upgraded its award-winning Cittadella Visitors’ Centre to improve accessibility for guests with hearing and visual impairments – Malta, May 14, 2021

Webinar Europe parks in the Baltic region – nature accessible May 12, 2021

Avanti West Coast launch exclusive disability forum for its customers – United Kingdom, April 28, 2021

Accessible Ireland – a guide to a wheelchair friendly holiday – Ireland, April 25, 2021

How Ancient Roman ruins can teach the modern world about accessible travel – Italy, March 12, 2021

Southeastern to implement additional accessibility measures under new Accessible Travel Policy – United Kingdom, February 10 , 2021

French café refuses entry to disabled guide dog owner – France, August 2020


Accessible Tourist Attractions Development Project in Korea – May 12, 2021

Didi app has improved accessibility for visually impaired customers – China, April 29, 2021

Doors closed for disabled & elder tourists in destination India – India, April 22, 2021

Kathmandu hotel is setting an example in accessible tourism – Nepal, February 18, 2021

10 reasons to visit Nepal – Kathmandu, Nepal


The Sky is the Limit – accessible adventure tourism:paragliding – New Zealand, July 3, 2021

Vote For The 2021 People’s Choice Accessible Business Awards – New Zealand, June 10, 2021

South Australia domestic tourism accessible highlights – Australia, June 1, 2021

Victorian budget 2021: What’s in it for commuters – Australia, May 20, 2021

‘I had something to prove.’ Travelling the world solo in a wheelchair with nothing but a backpack and a guitar – New Zealand, January 20, 2021

Travelling the world with my disability – Australia, ABC broadcast December 2, 2020


Accessible beach project – Costa Rica, July 16, 2021

New online course accessible tourism – Costa Rica, July 8, 2021


Martinique is a great place to relax – read more about accessible adventures on this tropical island – JUNE, 2021


Traveling with a wheelchair not worth the risk for thousands of Americans with disabilities – United States, July 26, 2021

How to find the best hotel rooms for wheelchair users AARP, United States – July 2021

Seattle-Tacoma Airport makes travel more accessible for all – United States, June 29, 2021

How accessible is transit in New York? – United States, June 27, 2021

Mississauga more accessible – city plan – Canada, June 23, 2021

Accessible Trails in Denver area – Colorado, United States, June 21, 2021

Birdability Founder in Texas making the outdoors more accesible and fun – United States, June 5, 2021

Penticton Canada collaboration with grassroots start-up Access Now during Accessibility Week – Canada, June 1, 2021

Tammy Duckworth, Sherrod Brown and Bob Casey announce new legislation to make public transport more accessible – United States, May 21, 2021

In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day in May, Airbnb partnered with No Barriers – United States, May 25, 2021

Federal funding will help improve accessibility at Gogama Heritage Museum – Canada, May 21, 2021

Shouldn’t the Great Trail be accessible to all? A new cross-Canada partnership tackles barriers – Canada, May 15, 2021

How All Wheels Up Is Working To Make Airplanes More Wheelchair Accessible – United States, January 24, 2021

Travel News Headlines: Wheels and Reels

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