New Report Shows Travel Industry is Failing People With Accessibility Requirements

July 9, 2019

The travel industry is leaving vast segments of the global society behind.

Activist travel company Responsible Travel has just issued the latest chapter of its manifesto for the future of tourism in which it details how the industry is failing travelers who have accessibility requirements.

According to the newly released data, 1 in 7 people on the planet live with a disabling condition and more than 46 percent of people over 60 years old worldwide live with a disability.

On average, adults with a disability travel just over half the distance of others, states the report. Three-quarters of people with mental health issues, including anxiety and depression say their disability has stopped them from traveling altogether.

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