In 4 categories this time Awards of Excellence 2021 have been given to:

Accessible Favorite by Public Vote – WHEELEASY

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AUSTRALIA – Accessible Travel Product or Service Wheeleasy

AUSTRALIA – Accessible Travel Agency Hunter Valley Tours

INDONESIA – Accessible Accommodation Accessible Bali

2021 Awards of Excellence

Could it have to do with a seasonal spark, that the 3 winners are located in the southern hemisphere? Sunny side up?

The Australian access review website Wheeleasy collected over 1000 votes – an amazing result, well done!

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Wheeleasy – from their website:

”In our land of the ‘fair go’, you would think we all have a basic right of access. But many people are still isolated and excluded. They get stuck, give up, and stay in. And it’s all their friends and family who get stuck too. Many of them can’t lead the life together that lots of people take for granted.

For anyone with mobility needs, the biggest problem isn’t just physical access, but a lack of access information. And it’s not just for people in wheelchairs, but for anyone who has a problem getting around occasionally (people who use sticks, or walkers, or anyone with dodgy knees or a bad hip, even parents with prams).

So we built the WheelEasy Access Information web app. We launched it in Sydney and are now taking it Australia-wide. It’s a sort of TripAdvisor for access. A one-stop-shop that brings together all access information into one place.”

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What better way to describe a stay at Accessible Penyaringan than a review of guests who stayed there:

”We had an incredible time at Accessible Penyaringan. The villa, facilities and garden are beautiful. Very clean, organized and of course for accessibility it’s unparralelled in Bali. They have a hoist, pool hoist, commode, accessible van and ramps.

The beach is less than 15 mins away and transport is provided. Feri and Marshall our hosts were so lovely and helpful. We can’t thank them enough. Also the incredible tours with Bali One Care. We highly recommend looking into Accessible Penyaringan if planning to stay in the Sanur area.”

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A day out in New South Wales

Hunter Valley Tours is a tour agency in the famous wine region near Sydney. They know accessible tours is as normal as any other. They collected 352 votes.

Hunter valley Tours has a luxury mini bus with a hydraulic lifter and an automatic slide out step and rails for ease of entrance and disembarking. Our seating pattern is spacious with room to place your items in a storage area away from your seat, reducing your space.

More numbers and heroes


Rahul on Wheels 484 votes for this Youtube Influencer, wheelchair cricket champion, scuba diving and traveler.


Have Wheelchair Will Travel 310 votes for this internationally known travel website by Julie Jones.


Handicap Tourisme in Martinique is all you need to know when you plan a Caribbean adventure. 206 votes for Martinique Access Ile.


Obama the Wheelchair Access Pony is a local hero. He brings everybody on wheels to the beach or plans another day out in nature. 41 votes for Obama.


Village for All is a holiday platform in Italy with many destinations and accommodation information. 35 votes.

PRODUCT or SERVICE category has received most votes overall. Other candidates are from the UK, Hong Kong and again, Australia

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AccessAdvisr – UK 31 votes

Wheeleez – HK  26 votes

GetAboutAble – AUS 26 votes