When travelling anywhere with disabled people, you’re going to want to ensure they enjoy their trip with as much comfort and confidence as you. With careful planning and preparation, there’s no reason why this shouldn’t be possible.
The key to any successful trip is forward planning and this is particularly true when travelling with someone who has a disability. The time spent researching and preparing the trip beforehand will allow for smooth travel when the time arrives. From organising wheelchair accessible vehicles for your journey to booking the right accommodation, getting things organised in advance is a must.
Research Where You Want to Go
Thankfully, with the help of the internet, researching the places you want to visit couldn’t be easier. With a plethora of information available about what places offer and what access there is for people with disabilities, you can carefully put together an itinerary before you travel.
A lot of travel agents and travel guides will provide you with specific sections on travelling to designated areas with a disabled person. This will help you to make an informed decision about the best places to go and visit so there aren’t any complications when you do travel.
Look at various tour operators, bus companies, hotels and so on to see who offers the best accessibility before booking. It’s also a good idea to investigate if there any companies that specialise in disabled travel, as this will remove a lot of the work for you when booking accommodation, tours and so on.
Book in Advance
By getting your trip booked in advance it will allow you to make special arrangements so everything is taken care of prior to your departure. Once you’ve found suitable companies to travel with, stay with and tour with, contact them to discuss your requirements and put all of the necessary arrangements in place.
If you can, book on the phone, as this will allow you to discuss the specifications of the disabled person you’re travelling with to make certain these are catered for. Many larger companies will offer disability facilities as standard, so you may wish to choose these.
All of this preparation beforehand will allow you to enjoy your travels in style, with peace of mind that everything has been taken care of and will run as smoothly as possible for you and your disabled companion.