New alliance will open up access information on tourism venues


A new partnership between two leading disability organisations is set to provide in-depth access information on venues across the UK to disabled tourists.

The link-up will see the online access guide DisabledGo providing detailed information on leisure and tourism venues to online visitors to OpenBritain, the website for disabled travellers launched this summer.

>From early 2010, visitors to OpenBritain will be able to search for access details on more than 50,000 leisure and tourism venues throughout the UK – including hotels, shops, cinemas and restaurants – which have all been visited by a trained access surveyor for DisabledGo.

OpenBritain is a joint project between the disability charities RADAR, Tourism for All UK and the National Federation of Shopmobility, and was launched by two government ministers in July.

Jenifer Littman, Tourism for All’s chief executive, said: “The new partnership with DisabledGo transforms OpenBritain’s ability to provide high-quality, comprehensive information, while at the same time reinforcing the value of access guides commissioned by local authorities and available on one of disability’s best kept secrets, .”

Dr Gregory Burke, founder and chief executive of DisabledGo, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be working with Tourism for All UK on OpenBritain.

“It is a fantastic initiative and so important for those wanting to travel, holiday and enjoy everything Britain has to offer.”

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17 December 2009

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