Finding a disability-friendly holiday destination has never been so enjoyable – because the entire world is now becoming accessible! We’ve selected great destinations for 6 wonderful wheelchair accessible holidays we think you’ll love!
1) ASIA: Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong is known for its vibrant, energetic and international atmosphere. In 2016 over 59 billion tourists visited Hong Kong, the most wheelchair accessible travel spot in Asia for those traveling with a disability.
Perfect for: Fun, City Life, Shopping
How to get around: Taxi, Subway
Wheelchair-friendly local attractions at a glance: Disneyland, Victoria Park, Avenue of Stars, Temple Street Night Museum, IFC Mall
Where to stay: Crowne Plaza, Novotel Hong Kong, InterContinental Grand Stanford, Dorsett Wanchai.
2) MIDDLE EAST: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Having claimed its place on the map over the recent years, Dubai has swiftly turned into a tourist hotspot, becoming the destination of dreams, even for those traveling with disabilities. From desert exploration to first class shopping experiences, wheelchair travel in Dubai is a breeze.
Perfect for: Beach, Shopping, City-Life, Business, Nightlife
How to get around: Taxi, Metro
Wheelchair-friendly local attractions at a glance: Bab Al Shams (desert safari, falcons – very accommodating and will tailor your visit to maximize your experience), All major malls, Jumeirah Beach (Floating-Wheelchairs), City Walk, Wild Wadi Water Park, Dubai Mall Fountain Show, Burj Khalifa
Where to stay: Bab Al Shams Resort & Spa, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Ramada Hotel (JBR), Atlantis The Palm Jumeirah
3) EUROPE: London, England
From culture to food, history to good fun, London is one of the most visited cities in the world for good reasons. A visit to London is a must-see trip for everyone, including those traveling with a disability. Many of London’s top attractions cater to the disabled, making a wheelchair-accessible holiday to London a journey of ease.
Perfect for: City life, Sightseeing, Shopping, Fun
How to get around: Accessible streets for active wheelchair users, subway, bus
Wheelchair-friendly local attractions at a glance: British Museum, Buckingham Palace, Natural History Museum, Westminster Abbey, Royal Albert Hall, ZSL London Zoo, Major city malls (including Harrods)
Where to stay: Le Meridien, London Century Hall Premier Inn, Hyatt Regency London The Churchill, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel London
4) AUSTRALASIA: Brisbane, Australia
Australia has it all — from snow and beaches, to town and country, to didgeridoos and kangaroos. Brisbane is a disability-friendly location, so active wheelchair travelers will feel at home.
Perfect for: City-Life, Adventure, Exploration
How to get around: Accessible CBD streets, Public transport, Taxi
Wheelchair-friendly local attractions at a glance: Whale Watching, South Bank, Gallery of Modern Art, Dreamworld (slightly south of the CBD), Movie World, Australia Zoo (slightly north of the CBD)
Where to stay: Meriton Serviced Apartments, The New Inchcolm Hotel and Suites, Sofitel Brisbane Central, Astor Metropole Hotel
EUROPE: Barcelona, Spain
The rich cultural heritage of Barcelona has proudly been maintained and today Barcelona prides itself on its accessible city. Many wheelchair travelers have commented that Barcelona disability-access sets benchmarks.
Perfect for: Cultural exploration, Adventure, Nightlife
How to get around: Public buses, Pathway travel, Metro
Wheelchair-friendly local attractions at a glance: Fort Magica, Sant Sebastia Beach, Muhba Museum, Basilica of la Sagrada Familia
Where to stay: Icaria Hotel, Crowne Plaza Barcelona, Hotel Grums, Vincci Gala Barcelona
5) AFRICA: Limpopo, South Africa
South Africa is a land of adventure and excitement. A journey to Limpopo offers wheelchair users the chance to take a disabled-accessible African adventure.
Perfect for: Adventure, exploration, discovery
How to get around: Taxi, coach
Wheelchair-friendly local attractions at a glance: Kruger National Park, Adventure with Elephants, Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, Punda Maria Gate
Where to stay: Mopane Bush Lodge, Tshukudu Game Lodge, Mogalakwena River Lodge, Orion Magoebaskloof Hotel
Tip: Let your hotel know you’re traveling with a disability and ask for their advice – they’ll help advise you on the best places to go.
More than 2 million Americans use a wheelchair, and over 30 million people have a disability that limits their activities; fortunately, the world is accommodating disabled travelers more than ever before. Ready to go? Travel smart; check out DubLi.com’s 5 Money-Saving Travel Tips and get Cash Back when you book your wheelchair-accessible holiday with DubLi.com. Bon Voyage!