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Cox & Kings makes travel accessible for People with Disabilities


In a move to make tourism more accessible, a new initiative – Enable Travel – India’s first Accessible Holiday was launched to cater for travel aspirations of people with disabilities. Enable Travel is powered by Cox and Kings Ltd.

The initiative was unveiled by Debolin Sen, head, Enable Travel, Karan Anand, head, relationships, Cox & Kings, along with Enable Travel’s panel of experts Rustom Irani (wheelchair), Divyanshu Ganatra (vision), Shama Noorani (wheelchair), Group Captain (Retd) Prabal Malaker (wheelchair), and Dr Alim Chandani (hearing), thus making Enable Travel a product “made by the disabled for the disabled”.

Sen said: “Through this initiative, we are trying to address various barriers like inaccessible travel information, lack of transportation and disable-friendly hotel rooms that prevent people from travelling. Each of the itineraries catering to inbound and domestic tourists has been thoughtfully curated. As part of the service offering, Enable Travel will introduce quality transportation in the form of wheelchair accessible vehicles, aids and accessories like ramps and an assortment of specialised wheelchairs for those who are wheelchair bound. Support services also include investments in specially trained manpower such as caregivers, sign language interpreters, expert guides and escorts making all areas of travel accessible.”

A ground-breaking initiative in the area of accessible tourism, Enable Travel aims to provide tours and carefully crafted leisure outings for people with disabilities across mobility (wheelchairs), hearing, speech and vision impairment.

Elaborating further Karan Anand, head, relationships, Cox & Kings added, “Many tourists with disabilities within and outside India are keen on exploring different travel experiences. It is important to tap this largely underserved segment of travellers by providing quality assistance and services that focus on individual needs. Enabling barrier-free travel for people with disabilities will contribute to a significant increase in inbound and domestic tourism.”