ACCESSIBLE TRAVEL

ACCESSIBLE TRAVEL

Accessible Vacation Planning

As an accessible travel agency, Flight Centre's mission is to open up the world to those who want to see. You don't believe physical ability should stop you from travelling, and neither do we. With the best selection of accessible vacations for people with disabilities, deciding where to go will be the only thing getting in your way.

From wheelchair accessible travel destinations, to accessible travel river cruises and tours for disabled seniors, the world is your oyster. If you don't find exactly what your needs require, our experts can tailor a vacation package for accessible travel Canada-wide.. Our travel consultants are with you every step of the way to ensure your vacation is comfortable, safe and most of all, rewarding. When it comes to accessible travel, the sky's the limit with Flight Centre.

Accessible Group Tours

Most of our clients who require accessible travel planning prefer guided tours. Our friendly Flight Centre specialized agents use our expertise in accessible vacation planning to create custom accessible holidays for people with all types of mobility issues, including wheelchair and scooter users, cane and walker users, and senior travellers. Travellers may encounter challenges during their travels, but nearly all can be avoided or overcome if you work with one of our experts. We will obtain the proper information for you before your trip and team you with a guided tour company that fits your physical needs and abilities.

Accessible Group Cruises

Let us make your dream accessible cruise a reality! We will strive to make sure you have physical comfort, as well as comfort of mind, on land and sea when you leave your accessible cruise booking with us.

Experienced cruisers and first-timers alike use our agents to customize an accessible vacation. From communicating with cruise staff before you board, ship inspections and front-of-the-line treatment, our attention to detail and knowledge make Flight Centre the best place to reserve your accessible cruise.

Travellers with visual, hearing, mobility or other concerns should be aware that many other countries do not have accessibility standards comparable to those in Canada. Many countries do not have facilities to provide access to people in wheelchairs or provide services for those with hearing, visual, or other requirements.

For this reason, you should research the services available for travellers in your destination country by contacting its government office in Canada. You should also check the website of the airport at your destination to familiarize yourself with its services for travelers.

OUR ACCESSIBLE TRAVEL SPECIALISTS

David Lyons Black

David Lyons-Black is a veteran in the travel industry, with a flair for connecting people with the right destinations to fulfill their dreams.  He is no stranger to barriers and has the experience his client’s value to feel confident entrusting their travel plans with.

In 2006, David was an active traveler and working to build his travel agency when complications of encephalitis – an acute inflammation of the brain and spine, left him with extreme muscle weakness in his legs. Faced with the new reality of the limitations of life in a wheelchair, David briefly feared his days of flying off to exotic destinations had been permanently grounded.

Shortly after though, overcoming the fears just enough to visit friends in Chicago, David was back in motion – travelling since to over 25 different destinations around the globe, including Australia, Austria, Switzerland, France, Germany, Mexico, Montreal, San Francisco, Tulum and many more that he didn't think were possible when he first started using the chair.

Today, as a Flight Centre Independent Agent, David is a self-described “inclusivity advocate,” however, instead of just talking about changing the world, David wants to show you how to experience all it has to offer – without barriers. Clients are amazed at the attention to detail David’s trip planning includes and often comment feeling reassured by his personal experience and knowledge of accessibility issues.

David works at “the best job on the planet” from his home in beautiful Vancouver, BC where he lives with his husband, Dale and their magnificent cat, Spencer

Contact: 604-767-3037 / david.lyons-black@fcitravel.ca

 

Rebecca Robson

Rebecca works from the Deerfoot City Flight Centre in Calgary and the location is fully accessible.
She has been assisting people with their unique travel plans now for over 15 years and is happy to help with any special requests or inquiries you may have.

Contact: 1-866-246-4930 / rebecca.robson@flightcentre.ca

 

Tarita Davenock

Some of us are lucky enough to fall into careers that we love, where just coming to work is a joyful part of the day. Fewer have been purposeful, have seized the brass ring and gotten into those careers through hard work, perseverance and, yes, even a little bit of luck. The path to Tarita’s dream career was decided by an entirely different kind of luck. A social worker whose specialty was in helping children and adults with developmental disabilities; she had stability; her MA in English and Psychology ensured the future of that, all she needed was a bit of time and some creative budgeting and the world, a world she had traveled extensively, would be her oyster.
All this stability was shattered when, at the age of 29, Tarita was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and was struck with the realization that her life would never be the same. Knowing that her best way forward was to take hold of that life and ensure that its direction was one of her own choosing, that the MS was not going to control her future, she seized on a passion for travel she had nursed since childhood. Tarita became an entrepreneur in an industry where she has could carve out a significant niche, based on a personal philosophy that travel should be Inclusive and not exclusive.

Twenty-two years later, Tarita has found her place as an expert in creating dream vacations for those who thought dream vacations were for other people. Her companyTravel For All; a Flight Centre Independent Agency plans and customizes vacations to global destinations for travelers with various disabilities.  The Travel For All Team she takes great pride in ensuring that, regardless of your level of mobility or ability, you will have the experience of a lifetime.

Tarita is a sought-after speaker, a global expert on accessible tourism, a writer on inclusion for the Huffington Post, and Vice Chair with the Standards Council of Canada. She remains an advocate for inclusion and diversity.

Contact: 250 585 5525 / tarita.davenock@fcitravel.ca