Lonely Planet dedicates a guide to travellers with disabilitiesby Beatrice Credi - 2016.01.22
Hard of hearing or vision-impaired? A wheelchair user or slow walker? Fibromyalgia, MS or spinal-cord injury? None of these should stop you from experiencing the joy and benefits of travel. These are the words used by Lonely Planet to present a new guide dedicated to Accessible Travel Online Resources. Updated biannually, it represents the world’s largest list of online resources for accessible travel. In fact, it contains country-by-country resources from national and local government and tourism bodies, as well as disabled people’s organisations, dozens of specialised accessible travel agents and tour operators from 40 countries around the world, advice from experienced travellers with a disability, wealth of experience of travelling with a disability from almost 50 personal travel blogs and much more. The interest of the most famous publishing house for travelers for people with disabilities starts some years ago and and it took the form in this unique guide.
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