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Travel Tip: The State of Disability Travel Today

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Image Credit: Chris Coulson

Image Credit: Chris Coulson

As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act┬á(ADA), it’s important to take stock of how much the industry has improved, and how much further it still needs to go.

The non-profit Open Doors Organization just released its 2015 Market Study. It found that in the past two years, more than 26 million adults with disabilities took 73 million trips, spending $17.3 billion.

But even with the ADA, there’s always room for improvement.

Hotels may have accessible rooms, but only on a first-come, first-served basis.

Carnival Cruises was recently told by the Justice Department that it has to make serious modifications to be more ADA-compliant, from its cabins to the reservation system.

But when you’re abroad, there aren’t necessarily laws to protect you.

That’s when you want to use a travel planner like Flying Wheels Travel and World On Wheelz. They have expertise in this area and can advise you on how to navigate different destinations for all sorts of disabilities.

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