Access All Rooms has now launched
On the 24 August, Access All Rooms (www.accessallrooms.com) launched, offering a revolutionary way to find and book hotels online for those with extra access requirements.
Access All Rooms believes that disabled travellers can often be overlooked in the travel industry when it comes to booking hotels right for their needs. However, Access All Rooms offers these individuals the opportunity to choose a hotel based on access requirements and book accessible rooms easily and quickly, just like any other room type.
Access All Rooms supplies information about room types for disabled and non-disabled customers, including the ageing population, making booking a hotel quick and easy for everybody.
To make things even easier Access All Rooms includes The Global Access Award Scheme (GAAS), the first globally accessible hotel rating system. It operates like a hotel quality rating, with five tiers, except it’s based purely on accessibility for persons with disabled accommodation requirements. A hotel that achieves a level five rating will have excellent facilities including accessible light switches and a fully adapted bathroom. Lower grades imply fewer facilities and poorer access but may still be suitable for many travellers. The Global Access Award Scheme also provides access information for those with sensory impairments by showing an ear or an eye as part of the logo.
Sensitive to this issue, Founder of Access All Rooms, James Price, was left two-thirds paralysed after a diving accident whilst on holiday in 1999. James quickly became aware of the daily struggles and obstacles that persons with limiting mobility impairments face. He has developed the hotel booking site in such a manner that it is attractive to all persons, not just those with extra access requirements. Access All Rooms is simply a hotel booking website that is inclusive of the able and disabled travel market.
James comments, “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 for those individuals – be it the disabled or ageing?”