For travellers with a mobility disability, the preferred time of year for travelling is during the spring, summer and early fall months, primarily due to difficulties presented in moving through the snow. They state they are unlikely to plan their leisure trip with others; although only 29 per cent indicate they travel alone.
The primary influence in the choice of destination for these travellers are accessibility, ranked considerably higher by these respondents than by travellers with vision loss or blindness, deaf or hard at hearing.
Most of these travellers with a mobility disability use the Internet as a key resource to research information to plan a leisure trip and to access information on accessible tourism options.
These travellers will also most likely contact the business directly when looking for information on accessible tourism options.
For this type of travellers, the hotel is the key amenity researched prior to arrival; and key concerns with the hotel include its level of accessibility and its availability.
One key improvement sought by travellers with a mobility disability is the addition of staff members at destination ports who are trained to deal with passengers with a mobility disability.
An important concern for these travellers are their wheelchairs and whether they are not damaged or lost upon arrival. During their trip or holiday, travellers with mobility disability mention that they generally take tools to fix their wheelchairs.
Three-quarters of travellers with a mobility disability believe their disability has an impact on their travel experience.
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