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Bahamas aims to attract disabled travellers

Written on August 31, 2016 at 8:01 am, by

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has recently been urging countries to look at how they measure up in terms of accessible tourism, and to take the necessary steps to open up their hotels and attractions to people with disabilities. The Bahamas is the latest nation to take the initiative, recognising that the benefits  Continue Reading »

Royal Palace on Mallorca opens its doors to public

Written on August 24, 2016 at 8:57 am, by

There will be a new attraction for visitors to Mallorca from early 2017, when the gardens of the summer residence of the King and Queen of Spain open to the public. Marivent Palace was built in 1923 for the painter John Saridakis. When he died, the house was donated to the local authorities on condition  Continue Reading »

UK airports can improve access for disabled passengers, according to CAA report

Written on August 17, 2016 at 7:43 am, by

While the major UK airports may be gradually improving in terms of the facilities they offer to passengers with disabilities, there’s still a long way to go according to a recent report by the CAA. The report grades each of the UK airports according to how well they provide support and access to passengers with  Continue Reading »

Barcelona – Europe’s most accessible city?

Written on August 10, 2016 at 9:07 am, by

Some cities have taken more care than others to provide good access for both residents and visitors with disabilities. Barcelona is often highlighted as one of the best of the bunch, and visitors to the city quickly notice that public transport, hotels and major attractions have largely been designed (or updated) with disabled visitors in  Continue Reading »

Diana’s birthplace becomes a hotel for travellers with disabilities

Written on August 3, 2016 at 7:46 am, by

The grand Park House on the Royal Sandringham estate has been converted to a hotel which caters for guests with disabilities, offering them and their carers a holiday in the English countryside. The house, originally built in 1863 by the Prince of Wales (later to become King Edward VII), was the residence of the Spencer  Continue Reading »

Why neglecting the disabled loos is bad for business

Written on July 27, 2016 at 8:12 am, by

We’ve all visited restaurants and seen the disabled loos used as store rooms for furniture, or blocked off by dining tables. It is one thing for a hospitality business to tick the box of providing a facility for its disabled customers, but it appears for many to be a step too far to make those  Continue Reading »

5 Accessible Hotels in Mallorca | The Disability Experts’ Pick

Written on July 22, 2016 at 11:19 am, by

At Can Be Done, we are often asked to organise Mallorca holidays for disabled groups and individuals who are in need of a relaxing break. Indeed, if you’re in search of that unbeatable mix of laid-back island culture combined with rich history and unparalleled natural splendour, Mallorca is a go-to destination. If you have set  Continue Reading »

Florence for Disabled Travellers – An Accessibility Review

Written on July 21, 2016 at 11:05 am, by

Florence is one of Italy’s cities most worth visiting – especially for culture connoisseurs who are drawn like magnets to the world-famous artworks, colourful history that exudes from every nook and cranny, and architectural triumphs including the Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio. For travellers with reduced mobility, however, it is important to be up to  Continue Reading »

A Wheelchair User’s Guide to the British Museum

Written on July 20, 2016 at 11:13 am, by

Throughout the 31+ years that I have been organising specialist holidays for disabled travellers eager to see the world, many of my clients have shown a great interest in visiting London – most notably for the unparalleled and often freely accessible collection of art that the British capital offers. The British Museum, as well as  Continue Reading »

The magic of Costa Rica

Written on July 20, 2016 at 8:40 am, by

Costa Rica is rightly regarded as one the most accessible and fascinating destinations in Central America. Where else can you stare into the craters of dramatic volcanoes, experience the rainforest while whizzing above the canopy, and watch turtles as they hatch on one of the country’s many beautiful beaches? Add into the mix some grand  Continue Reading »

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