Published by Mike Draper
29th July 2019.
A national charity, that organises holidays for disabled people and their carers, has been assessing visitor attractions.
The Revitalise Accessible Tourism Report, first conducted in 2014, was carried out for a second time to see if visitor attractions have actively made any positive changes in accessibility for 2019.
The report identified Stonehenge as the number one attraction in Wiltshire for 2019
Revitalise creates holidays for disabled adults and their carers, but when it comes to accessibility, every family deserves to have access to Britain’s cultural attractions.
It’s a sunny day and we’re looking at the stone circle at Stonehenge.
The Revitalise report identified Stonehenge as the number one attraction in Wiltshire for 2019.
Finding an accessible, family-friendly day out in Wiltshire could now be even easier with the UK’s top visitor attractions ranked by Revitalise in this report.
ACCESS TO SPENDING POWER
There is huge market potential that some visitor attractions could risk losing out on.
- The estimated annual spending power of disabled visitors has increased to £249 billion.
- That compares to £212 billion in 2014
There are 800,000 disabled children under the age of 16 living in the UK according to the Disabled Living Foundation, and it is their families who help to contribute to this market.
THRILLED ABOUT STONEHENGE
Revitalise Chief Executive Officer Chris Simmonds said:
“As we all head off on our summer holidays, disabled people can rest-assured that their accessibility needs are being put to the forefront by Britain’s tourist attractions.”
“We are thrilled to announce that attractions like Stonehenge are giving accessibility the focus it needs. Our wonderful guests visit many tourist attractions up and down the UK on their breaks with us, so having their needs put first is a big step in the right direction.”
“Families now have more confidence in the travel and tourism industry and know that their accessibility needs are being met to a higher standard than ever before. However, there is still progress to be made to ensure the best of British Culture is fully accessible to everyone.”
“The best advice we can give to venues is to involve disabled people in your plans – they know what real accessibility means and will tell you the truth about whether you’re getting it right.”
WHO ARE REVITALISE?
Find out more information about the charity Revitalise at https://revitalise.org.uk/(opens in new window/tab) .