How it works

Tourism is for Everybody is a movement of individuals, businesses and policy-makers acting together to improve the experience for disabled tourists and travellers in the UK.

It’s not just about installing facilities. It’s about understanding, awareness and respect. So whether you’re an individual, a tourism business, or anyone who can help us spread the word - explore the links below and find out how you can help.

Join the conversation

We’re broadening understanding of ‘accessible tourism’ - how it feels, how we measure it and what it really means to disabled individuals.

We’re listening to real experiences and sharing advice. We’re helping tourism businesses ensure a positive experience for every individual. Everybody can be part of this conversation.

I'm passionate about helping others to have the confidence to travel

Carrie-Ann has run Tourism for All's operations from offices in Kendal, the Lake District, since 2005. Herself a lover of travel, Carrie-Ann has never let being a wheelchair user stop her enjoying new places and experiences. This gives her real empathy with others who may have encountered difficulty in finding suitable facilities and services, or who may lack the confidence to plan a holiday, and a real determination to help them enjoy great holiday experiences.

Travel is about discovery, and everybody should have the chance to experience that

As a wheelchair user and someone who loves to travel, I think ‘Tourism is for Everybody’ is an important campaign and one that will benefit myself as well as so many other people and businesses. It will help people discover great accessible places whilst raising awareness and improving accessibility.

Travel helps me to understand myself, and Asperger syndrome, and this campaign makes that possible for everybody

I have been fortunate enough to visit various parts of Europe, including stays in Switzerland and Germany, as well as the USA, seeing for myself how other cultures live and gain a better understanding of myself. For me, this campaign serves as a way to help others with Asperger syndrome and autism, like myself, to have the opportunity to experience the joys of travel for themselves, wherever that may be. I believe this is very important in our interconnected world.

I want to book my family holiday with confidence, and focus on enjoyment

As a disabled person and a parent, I believe a movement such as Tourism is for Everybody is vital. I want to be able to go on trips and holidays with the confidence to be able to take my Son places and have an enjoyable day out. I know that if I see a business sporting the Tourism is for Everybody logo it will be welcoming and easy for myself and other disabled tourists to access.

My wife and I want to holiday together, and just need a little help and understanding

My wife and I never had a holiday apart, only ever separated if I was required to stay away on business. Alzheimer’s changed that, you must have respite they said! The thought of a holiday without her was awful, now I have hope, together again, on holiday with help and assistance.

It’s not just about legislation and infrastructure, it’s about awareness and respect

I am very proud that Tourism for All has launched this campaign. I see this as providing a better experience for travellers and tourists as well as being a massive benefit to businesses. I have worked in the industry for over 50 years in many different sectors and with my experience and also being a parent of a wheel chair user fully appreciate how much better life can be for disabled people by the simplest of things – staff who are well informed, confident and welcoming.

Staycations are 4 everybody

Iain Leslie happily shared his recent holiday experience with us. ​Time for a break, I thought. All the usual, get away from it all, eat well, visit new places of interest, have a few drinks in the bar, meet and greet new people etc., etc. But wait, we are Brexiting The European Union. The pound is down (temporarily, I hope) against most currencies. Greece has problems of its own and Spain, Italy, Portugal and even France are in the financial doldrums. I can cope with assisted international travel but the occasion has to be well planned in advance, assistance organised through several stages of each journey and, of course, paid for in full. So on this occasion, after a survey of nearby alternatives (too few to mention) when I needed to take a two week break away from my usual home and carer (the wife), I chose to return to the local Revitalise Centre in Southampton – Netley Waterside House.

Accessible air travel: it’s good, but needs to be so much better

Co-editor Martyn Sibley talks about his experiences of flying with a disability and what still needs to be done to make air travel more accessible.

Independent Living Scotland: inspiring and enabling for 2016

Make a date in your diary – the countdown is on for this year’s Independent Living Scotland, Scotland’s premier disability and independent living lifestyle event taking place from the 5th – 6th October at Glasgow’s SECC.

Who are we?

Tourism for All is the UK Voice for Accessible Tourism. We are a national charity dedicated to making tourism welcoming to all.