Traveling as one chooses, with or without a disability

September 27 is World Tourism Day! From then until December 3, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the campaign “TravelAble” will focus on the need for making travel more accessible for everyone.

TravelAble Campaign 2019

Everyone can join in!

The campaign addresses people in all parts of the world who want to rate of the accessibility of places in their neighbourhood. In addition, hotels and other service providers in the tourism industry can contribute to the campaign and enter their own information. Cities and municipalities can call on locals to rate nearby tourist attractions. Organisations and companies can help to spread the campaign and organise their own team-building events.

TravelAble starts September 27, World Tourism Day!

In order to raise public awareness for the importance of accessible travel, we are launching TravelAble, a series of events that start on September 27. The aim is to collect information on the accessibility of places for travellers with disabilities – so that they can plan their trip and activities at their destination. People with disabilities need much more specific information before and during their holidays than people without disabilities.

TravelAble – Become part of the campaign for accessible travel!

TravelAble Campaign 2019

Do you want to join us and help make the world more accessible?

Become a “TravelEnabler” and order your campaign material… to rate locations, invite people to a mapping event, ask people in the hotel and tourism sector to provide their own accessibility information, or to spread the word about the campaign among your contacts.

Order your campaign material for #TravelAble

This is how you can support the campaign from September 27 to December 3

Mapping places for TravelAble – this is how it works!
  1. Click on: https://wheelmap.org/events/3gPBmGnTX59Lrdc6W/join
  2. The start screen of Wheelmap.org will open. If you are asked, allow location services and then click on “Okay, let’s go”.
  3. In the start screen under the welcome message for the TravelAble event, click on “Let’s go” again – now you are a campaign mapper.
  4. Start rating nearby places, add new ones with more accessibility information, add photos and toilet information.

Want to do more? Become the organizer of a mapping event and invite people in the area to explore your community with you for a few hours.

Become the organizer of a mapping event – this is how it works!
  1. Sign up as an organizer for the campaign with the form below.
  2. Create your own TravelAble event on https://wheelmap.org/events – we will give you a hand with that.
  3. Invite people from your area and evaluate the accessibility of places during your tour in small teams.

Want to do more? Post your event on Facebook, at Eventbrite or actively help in the communication of our campaign on social media and share our  TravelAble news.

Become a coordinator for self-assessment – this is how it works!
  1. Register as a campaign coordinator within the tourism sector with the form below.
  2. Create your own TravelAble event on https://wheelmap.org/events – we will give you a hand with that.
  3. Send the link of the event to people in your tourism network and ask them to rate or add their own locations.

Want to do more? Organize your own team event as an organizer or actively help communicate our campaign on social media and share our  TravelAble news.

Become a supporter in communication – this is how it works!
  1. Sign up as a communication supporter for the campaign with the form below.
  2. Motivate people in your network to join the campaign.
  3. Share our announcements and social media messages during the campaign or publish your own articles, postings, tweets and Insta stories.

Want to do more? Become the organizer of a mapping event and invite people from your area to explore your community with you for a few hours.