Accessible Trail of London Peak by Bureau of Land Managemnent Oregon and Washington

“I am conscious of a soul-sense that lifts me above the narrow, cramping circumstances of my life. My physical limitations are forgotten- my world lies upward, the length and the breadth and the sweep of the heavens are mine!”

— Helen Keller

Accessible travel is a vital segment that provides opportunities for individuals facing various disabilities to explore the world. The core principle of accessible travel is to promote inclusivity, asserting that travel should be available to everyone, irrespective of their socioeconomic status, physical limitations, or age. Across the globe, tourism boards and travel suppliers are actively engaged in developing barrier-free destinations, attractions, transportation, and services to accommodate travelers of all abilities.

From both social and economic perspectives, it is increasingly essential to establish tourism infrastructure that caters to the needs of all individuals. People with disabilities and older individuals are eager to participate in accessible travel experiences, enabling them to discover and enjoy the beauty of destinations worldwide.


Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management for Oregon and Washington