Website for travelers with disabilities launched

Open Britain logoUK: A new information resource for travelers with disabilities and their carers was launched in the House of Lords.

The OpenBritain.net website aims to bring together a wealth of accessibility information for tourism businesses across Britain to help people with disabilities plan their trips. Championed by the charity Tourism for All and its partners including VisitEngland, Open Britain will help business in England reach out to the lucrative accessible tourism market.

Guest speaker Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, spoke of the challenges people with disabilities face when planning a trip and said “I hope that every hotel, attraction and restaurant in Britain will take advantage of the chance to easily promote their facilities to travelers with disabilities.”

Watch the video of Tanni Grey Thompson’s speech below: