AccessAllRooms.com, a hotel booking website specifically designed to link both disabled and non disabled customers to hotel rooms has been launched.
The hotel booking site was founded by James Price, a sportsman and keen traveller who was left paralysed and wheelchair dependant from a diving accident in 1999.
Following Price’s accident, he found that as a wheelchair dependant traveller, basic, important details, such as the dimension of hotel rooms and door widths were not found easily from hotel properties.
“After struggling to find accommodation due to my disability, I quickly learnt that there was a complete lack of facilities available online to enable people like myself easily book accessible rooms. Not everyone is as physically able as others, so why should booking a hotel room be a struggle from those individuals – be it disabled or ageing?”, said Price.
According to the company, the website supplies access information about room types making booking a hotel quick and simple for everybody. AccessAllRooms.com is the only website to use the Global Access Award Scheme (GAAS), the first globally accessible hotel room rating system. GAAS is based purely on accessibility for persons with disabled accommodation requirements and operates like a hotel quality rating system. A hotel that achieves a level five rating will have excellent facilities including accessible light switches and a fully adapted bathroom. GAAS also provides access information for those with sensory impairments by showing an ear or an eye as part of the logo.
The disability community is often a forgotten and unappreciated section of the travel market. The hotel booking website is now providing this sector the ability to book a hotel room with less hassle, less embarrassment and fewer frustrating pre-trip phone calls.