At Van Products, we strive to make traveling easy for the handicapped, both by providing wheelchair vans and by relaying tips and strategies to help our community prepare for other types of travel. Any type of travel, whether to visit family for the holidays or adventures overseas can provide a certain element of uncertainty. This uncertainty can often feel magnified for those with mobility issues who don’t know what to expect or have easy access to handicap accessible transportation.
If you’re traveling this holiday season, or any time soon, take a look at these tips. We hope they’ll help to ensure a smooth and hassle-free vacation:
- As you plan your trip, consider specialist tour operators that focus on designing itineraries for handicapped individuals. If you would rather plan the trip yourself, be sure to locate hotels that feature suitable facilities for disabled. When information is unclear or insufficient, be sure to contact the proprietor to clear up potential issues before your stay. Additionally, restrictions, safety concerns, or special accommodations should be worked out with your airline in advance notice of your flight.
- Travel insurance, a good idea for any traveler, can be especially helpful for travelers dealing with a disability. If you are bound for Europe, its a great idea to apply in advance for a health insurance card for service needed within the European Union. Travelers requiring medication should make sure to bring plenty in their hand luggage and carry a doctor’s letter explaining any condition to airport security.
- After you’ve arrived and are enjoying your vacation, be sure to inform tour operators or guides of any assistance you may need or want. A local guide will have the expertise to point you in the direction of handicap-accessible car rentals and travel opportunities that might be more difficult to find on your own. Although travelling can sometimes be difficult with different regulations and accessibility statutes, the right plan can allow you to have a wonderful trip without worry or uncertainty.
We hope that these tips were able to help in your travel planning. For anyone interested in travel more locally, we’d love for you to come check out our wheelchair van rental options. Our goal is to meet your needs, whatever they may be, so let us know what kind of wheelchair accessible option you may need! Get in touch with us today and we can find ways to help you stay moving!