Survey Into the Barriers Confronted
By Tourists With Disabilities - When
Making Travel Arrangements, Finding Accommodation
And Visiting Tourist Venues
A national survey of the barriers confronted by tourists with disabilities when making travel arrangements, finding accommodation and visiting tourist venues has highlighted the difficulties which tourists with disabilities confront when making arrangements to take a holiday, compared to tourists who do not have the need for accessible facilities.
The survey confirms that the number of accessible hotels/motels and other tourist facilities in Australia is low, making holidays for tourists with disabilities difficult and time-consuming to arrange.
The survey of 1307 people across all disabilities identified many factors which made their holidays less enjoyable, amongst these were:
Many tourists with disabilities are discriminated against in accommodation and tourist facilities because of the lack of accessibility in and to these venues.
The National Survey contains statistics of the barriers confronted by tourists across all disabilities, together with a table of participant’s experiences in relation to their holidays.
A copy of the survey can be viewed by clicking on the following link