Going on holiday when you’re in a wheelchair can seem like a huge challenge. There are so many other things you need to consider, which often makes it a stressful and disheartening process. However, thankfully, you can achieve a stress-free holiday by following these quick and easy tips:
Plan in Advance
One of the most important things you can do when arranging your holiday is plan in advance. This means looking at all of the potential locations you want to travel to, making sure different areas are accessible and finding holidays that will cater for your needs. You may come up against some challenges, i.e. a certain tourist attraction not being wheelchair friendly, however, with a bit more research, you should be able to find ways around this.
Making sure you have everything you need to travel comfortably, i.e. the right vehicle from companies like Allied Vehicles Limited, if you’re going on a road trip, will make sure your holiday runs as smooth as possible.
Book Your Hotel Early
Booking your accommodation in advance isn’t just great for making savings but it also allows you to put all of the necessary measures in place from the offset. A lot of hotels will have limited disabled-access rooms so booking one early will make sure you’ve secured the best room in the house! It’s also worth contacting the hotel just to check they can accommodate your needs, asking for pictures of the room if these aren’t detailed on their website.
You might also want to ask them what access is like to other areas of the hotel – e.g. the swimming pool, outside streets and so on. The hotel might also be able to recommend tour operators that cater for various disabilities, too.
Check Out Other Reviews
One of the best ways to see whether a holiday’s going to be suitable for you is to check out the reviews of other disabled holidaymakers. How did they find the access? What airline did they travel with and would they recommend them?
This will give you a great insight into how well the tour operators catered for them, whether the hotel offered good disabled facilities and what areas are best for travelling around in a wheelchair.
Having all of this information to hand when booking your holiday will make sure you get the most out of your next trip, while also removing a lot of the stress and anxiety from the booking process.