Do you need accessible travel? Do you know someone with physical disabilities?


Posted on December 3, 2016


Do you need accessible travel? Do you know someone with physical 
disabilities?

My market research has brought about great feedback and I am happy to advise that Tuzza Travel is now working on making travel more accessible for all.    
 
I have had experience with a family member who was a C4/5 hijacking victim in South Africa leaving him a quadriplegic. I travelled to the States as a caregiver to this family member with my 7 year old son.  Although it was difficult, we had a memorable time.   We also travelled all around SA having the time of our lives despite the disabilities and the negatives.  Based on my experiences I know what is needed to make for a comfortable holiday for someone with limited physical capabilities, not forgetting  support for the caregiver.
 
Many disabled persons rely on government help to get by and obviously they are limited with the use of their money.  So I have hit upon a plan to encourage these persons to get a holiday for themselves for free based on them getting a bunch of friends together.  Airlines, cruise ships, hotels, tours and transfers often offer a free place based on volume booked.
 
I have an example of a weekend away in Paihia with a good choice of hotel that has disabled facilities, and some options of things to do.  This is a small idea of what I can do on a worldwide scale. I have contacts that specialise in disabled travel in the USA, UK, Australia and South Africa as starters!

New Zealand

New Zealand, Pahia - Copthorne from NZD 150 per double room. Dolphin Watching, Fishing charters, Dinner Cruise and much, much more.  

New Zealand, 12 day tour - starting Wellington, Blenheim, Kaikoura, Christchurch, Franz Joseph Glacier, Queenstown – this can be tailormade to your specifications – contact us for a quote and let us know your needs.

Cruising

Cruise the Mediterranean for 7 nights from GBP 899 pp (NZD 1585) - Lisbon - Gibraltar - Barcelona - Marseille - Cannes - Florence / Pisa - Genoa - Venice - Corfu

Alaska Tracy Arm Fjord cruise tour - Experience the lands of natural wonders
June 20, 2017 - June 30, 2017
10 Nights departing from Seattle
Experience the land of natual wonders
Inside stateroom - US$3,328.29 pp (NZD 4708)
Ocean view stateroom - US$4,351.29 pp (NZD 6157)
Reservations deadline 3 Feb 2017

Hotal Packages

Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun Puerto Morelos, Caribbean From £1525 pp 7 nights (NZD 2688)
All Inclusive, 2-3 People Sharing
* January - April 2017

Disney's Santa Fe Hotel Disneyland Paris, France From £499 pp 5 nights (NZD 880)
Includes Park Tickers. 4 People Sharing
* January - April 2017

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London, United Kingdom From £425 pp 3 nights Room Only (NZD 749)
2-3 People Sharing
* January - April 2017

Aparthotels FloraPuerto Pollensa, Majorca From £425 pp sharing  7 nights ( NZD 749)
Self Catering, 2-3 People Sharing
* January - April 2017

Africa

South Africa – THE BEAUTIFUL GARDEN ROUTE - 5 days from GBP 915 ( NZD 1613)  per person sharing. Visiting  Hermanus, Mossel Bay,  Kynsna,  Oudshoorn, Wilderness, Elephant back riding in Birds of Eden Elephant Sanctuary, tour stops in Port Elizabeth

Kruger Park for 8 days - from GBP 1015 (1789)pp sharing – check out the Big Five, visit a private game reserve world renowned for reintroducing animals to the wild and its Lion Breeding Project.  Boma Dinners get to pat a cheetah.

Air Fares

There is no time like the present to purchase ticket. Lots of specials for 2017. Europe from about NZD 1800 presently but a lot of these deals expire shortly. Mid January the specials usually come out again and planning can happen.

On all of the above tours Mobility equipment hire can be arranged, wheelchair accessible taxis and much, much more to make your holiday as smooth as possible.

Last but not least Saturday, 03 December is International Day of People with Disabilities and this year is themed : “Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want, which draws attention to  17 Sustainable Development Goals and how these goals can create a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities.(UN) This is my goal from the travel side. Please check out my Facebook page for the launch on Saturday and subsequent info and packages during the day and weeks following.

I would love to get your feedback on any travel that you have experienced either in a caregiver role or from the actual travellers who have disabilities. This will aid in my continued growth in this area to offer an amazing service to make what seems impossible, possible!

photo credit: Hindrik S Abandoned Wheelchair via photopin (license)

 

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