It’s one thing to ask for an accessible room when you plan a holiday, but as one American traveller recently found, it can be altogether more difficult to get the peace of mind that you’ll have that room when you arrive at your destination. A recent CBC News story describes how Luis Medeiros ended up cancelling his holiday when, despite his best efforts, he couldn’t be sure that his hotel room in Cuba would be suitable for his wheelchair. The story goes on to list Hawaii, Italy and Australia as leading accessible destinations.

Philip Scott, managing director of Can Be Done, a tour operator specialising in disabled travel, says, “This story highlights just how important it is to book with a company who can guarantee that your room will be suitable for your needs. It’s something which can’t be left to chance.”