are fun and can still very accessible to people with disabilities.
However like most things travelling and staying away from your own
home may seem daunting to you if you are disabled. This is
only a general guide of useful travel tips learnt over the last
ten years or so, from my own experience, and research on the Internet.
Please post any holiday experiences you have on the
Message Boards. For sites dealing
with specific holiday destinations please look at the
Useful SCI Links pages.
Planning: It can't be
stressed enough if you don't plan a holiday in advance things can
and will go wrong. Some companies tailor packages specifically
for the disabled traveller but you will have to pay a much larger
cost for your holiday. You don't have to pay the inflated prices
charged by some 'specialist' disability holiday companies to ensure
a hassle free break if you seek the relevant information first.
Use the Internet Search
engines to your advantage. Once you have decided a destination
and narrowed down a few hotels do a specific
Search for the hotel
to see if it has its own website. By using this method you'll
often find panoramic views of the hotel, grounds and rooms and at
some of the better sites virtual tours so you can really see the
place from every angle. You'll probably also find other sites
of particular interest to the disabled visitor as well.
This part of Spinal Injury Network is sorted into the following
Booking a Hotel Room
Villas and Apartments