Starting to plan your next vacation? Hard of hearing or vision-impaired? A wheelchair user or slow walker? Fibromyalgia, MS or spinal-cord injury? If you are coming to Japan, then stay here on our site! But, if you are looking into other countries, then try the recently published Lonely Planet’s Accessible Travel Online Resources.

Lonely Planet’s Accessible Travel Manager & Editorial Adviser, Martin Heng, believes that travel is for all, regardless of a person’s abilities or limitations. Since the first barrier to travel for many people who have access issues or a disability is a lack of information, combined with a fear of the unknown, Martin spent the past six months scouring the internet and LP’s resources to create a country by country guide.

Lonely Planet's Accessible Travel Online ResourcesThe guide features:

  • The world’s largest list of online resources for accessible travel
  • Country-by-country resources from national and local government and tourism bodies, as well as disabled people’s organisations
  • A wealth of experience of travelling with a disability from almost 50 personal travel blogs
  • Dozens of specialised accessible travel agents and tour operators from 40 countries around the world
  • Top travel tips for travelling with access issues
  • Advice from experienced travellers with a disability
  • Leads and links to disability-specific advice and support
  • Websites dedicated to the theory and promotion of accessible travel
  • Updated biannually
  • Easy-to-read text
  • The world’s largest list of online resources for accessible travel

The best part is that this resource is completely free! Go to the Lonely Planet store to download a copy.  You may recognize a familiar name in the Japan section. (^_^)v

Image of a phone displaying a person with a prosthetic leg hiking, with text promoting a community for travelers with disabilities on tabifolk.

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