Wheelchair-bound holidaymaker John Roberts is putting facilities for disabled travellers to the test on a month-long trip – and you can follow his progress exclusively in Travel Weekly.
Use the controls in the top left corner to move around this map of John’s route, and click on the icons to read his reports. Zooming in on a destination will reveal more icons…
About John’s trip
John, who has been in a wheelchair for the last 14 years, is on a 32-day trip through Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong using various modes of transport and accommodation, from airlines to car transfers and hotels to cruise ships.
The aim of his trip is to raise awareness about the accessibility issues faced by disabled holidaymakers, and to show the travel industry that communication between travel agents, tour operators, hotels and cruiselines is essential in providing the right holiday for a disabled passenger.
John has also launched equallywelcome.com, a not-for-profit travel review website that will allow disabled travellers to post write-ups of holidays, hotels and modes of transport.
John will be telling travelweekly.co.uk about his journey through a range of reports over the next month.
John said: “I’m looking forward to this trip – it’s really special. I am really scared what we are going to encounter on the way.”
“We are looking forward to it but with a bit of anxiety.”
John Roberts’ name has been changed to protect his identity during his trip.
More news to follow…
Links to John’s reports
- London-Singapore flight with Qantas
- Booked tours in Singapore not accessible
- The Shangri-La Singapore
- Singapore-Sydney flight with Qantas
- Inaccessible tours and steep hills in Sydney
- Sydney-Cairns flight with Qantas
- Blue Mountains tour
- Kuranda tour, Cairns
- Cairns city and Shangri-La The Marina hotel
- Cairns to Brisbane with Qantas
- Brisbane and the Rendezvous Hotel
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