At any given time, 20 per cent of people across the globe have some sort of physical impairment – whether that be hearing or sight loss, mobility problems and many others.
You wouldn’t know it if you picked up most travel magazines or visited hotel websites. The needs of disabled people often just don’t seem to figure in the travel world. But that absurdity is increasingly being addressed by hotels that are changing their approach to inclusivity in an increasingly positive manner. Few, if any, are perfect but undoubtedly the direction of inclusivity in the travel industry, as it were, is on the up. From in-house inclusivity champions to virtual pre-arrival tours so those with accessibility issues can check the place out, many luxury hotels around the world are taking steps to welcome whoever would like to visit.
Below are five hotels that take inclusivity seriously – though, as ever, we would recommend contacting the hotels in advance to discuss specific needs.