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Research based on a global survey of 3,500 tourists with disabilities has been released.
The top ten most accessible cities in the world, as voted for by disabled travellers who have travelled in them, are:
Las Vegas (NV)
New York (USA)
Respondents rated the accessibility of each city according to the transport links, proximity of accommodation to cultural attractions, shops, and restaurants and the availability of information about accessibility.
With an estimated billion of the world’s population living with disability and an ageing population, it is increasingly important that governments and businesses in the travel sector work towards meeting accessibility needs globally.
The findings are released by the Valuable 500 – a global CEO collective committed to disability inclusion, made up of high profile members including Expedia, Skyscanner, Virgin Atlantic, and Airbnb.