Agents give their views on disabled travel issues

Agents give their views on disabled travel issues

More agents have contacted Travel Weekly to give their views on disability, following the story of The Disability Travel Challenge.

John Roberts, who has been in a wheelchair for 14 years, is on a 32-day trip through Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong using various modes of transport and accommodation. His aim is to raise awareness of the issues faced by disabled holidaymakers.

Danielle Meenan, assistant manager at The Co-operative Travel in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, is taking her wheelchair-bound sister to Las Vegas and New York. She said: “Most travel agents rule out such ­cities for disabled people, assuming they won’t be able to manage or do any of the ‘normal’ excursions.

“Maybe some agents just can’t be bothered to put in the extra effort. These agents give us all a bad name.”



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