About Accessible Travel Planning
your investments with an accessible travel planner
Planning a custom accessible lifestyle vacation© is an investment that we take very seriously and we
devote considerable resources to making sure our clients' investments
in time and money are rewarded. An experienced travel
planner help with important planning decisions through each
phase and manages all of the details of each vacation.
to begin planning your Accessible Vacation
Before we begin work on your custom travel itinerary we must receive
a "Goodwill Deposit" of $250.00 for each person participating
in your vacation plan (US funds only). If
you are departing within eight weeks a goodwill deposit does not apply
and you should read details under "close in departures."
If you are not departing within eight weeks we return your goodwill
• You decline
our initial proposal
• After your
travel program you have no unpaid expenses*
(*with Accessible Journeys or our overseas suppliers and is not limited
to, processing insurance claims, and collecting refunds where applicable.
the Goodwill Deposit, what next?
After we receive your Goodwill Deposit we create a complete personalized
travel plan and vacation itinerary just for you. Our vacation plan
includes all of the services and accommodations we both agree to include
in your vacation, nothing more, nothing less; only your vacation.
If you accept our initial travel proposal you become our client. If
you decline our initial travel plan, we refund 100% of your Goodwill
Deposit. After you accept our proposal we use your Goodwill Deposit
for telecommunication expenses, postal fees, wire transfers, and other
expenses directly related to your travel planning. As our client,
we exchange as much information with you as we can and we work closely
with you to can create the vacation experience that's perfect for
your interests, abilities, and budget. Our accessible travel planning
can be jam-packed with activities, or as leisurely as you want. Together
we work to meet your expectations and to plan the holiday designed
just for you.
involved with accessible travel planning?
custom itinerary usually takes weeks and sometimes months to complete.
Depending on the complexity of the vacation, most itineraries we design
usually need a hundred or more of communications and a few dozen person-hours
to make it work perfectly to our clients' expectations. The expenses
for planning an independent itinerary are person-hours, telecommunication
charges, postal fees, banking fees and service fees from other supplies.
Some of our earnings come from the commissions we earn from hotels
and service providers (which the public can not collect) but these
alone do not cover the costs to us to expertly plan an accessible
itinerary. Our fee is proportional to the level of detail and specialization
each trip requires.
If your vacation request is within ten weeks or less before departure
before we begin work on your custom travel itinerary we must receive
a "Prepare for Travel Payment" of $250.00 for each person
participating in your vacation. If you do not accept our initial travel
plan your Prepare for Travel Payment is nonrefundable.
cards for Goodwill Deposit
YES ! We are a member of the "PayPal" secure payment
system. We accept Visa and Mastercard credit card payments only for
Goodwill Deposits through the "PayPal" program. The security
of your payment is guaranteed. Other payments are subject to our Terms
and Conditions for Land Travel and Terms
and Conditions for Cruise Travel
I discuss proposed holiday plans without a Goodwill Deposit?
Over the years we've collected tremendous volumes of accessibility
information about the destinations we serve. Our travel planners can
discuss your overall travel plans. However, we are a professional
design-implement travel planner and our conversations can not include
discussions of resources, price estimates, hotel lists, access at
attractions, or other DIY (Do It Yourself) information.
Goodwill Deposit for planning a cruise?
NO ! We offer cruise holidays for travelers with special needs
to destinations around the world. We have personally inspected, photographed,
and measured the accessible staterooms aboard the ships we sell. We're
very confident that we can answer all your cruise questions without
the time consuming research and resources that are required to plan
an independent itinerary.
I get "hotel lists" and access information?
We are a design-implement travel planner and we do not provide
hotel lists or access resources. This type of information is best
obtained from a travel resource center.
a client can I get access information on my destination?
YES ! As a client of Accessible Journeys we share with you the
tremendous volumes of accessibility information we have collected
about the destinations we serve. We can assist you with dinner reservations,
entertainment selections, theater tickets, and accessibility information
about attractions, destinations, and shopping.
about "Open-Ended" travel planning
Our accessible travel planning requires advance reservations for your
hotel, drivers and guides. We do not provide access information or
hotel lists for travelers wanting an "open-ended" vacation,
(i.e. choosing hotels and attractions in-country, or upon arrival).
self-drive automobile travel inside the USA
Our self-drive, accessible vacations are outside of the USA. Driving
vacations inside the USA are available by AAA (Automobile Association
self-drive automobile travel outside the USA
Working with the Access-Network©
we have developed the expertise and the resources to create self-drive
automobile itineraries outside the USA offering the highest level
of accessibility possible. We provide route information, advance hotel
reservations with guaranteed accessible accommodations, English speaking
guides and more.
makes the services of Accessible Journeys so special?
Accessible Journeys is a leader and a pioneer in the accessible
travel Industry. After 21 years of providing services exclusively
to slow walkers, wheelchair travelers, their families and their friends
no agency is better qualified to handle your accessible travel needs.
Our well traveled staff have inspected hotels and attractions giving
us the ability to personally design your tour program to maximize
access and maximum enjoyment. Working with the Access-Network©
we have developed the expertise and the resources to create the very
best accessible travel programs possible.
and Ball Park prices
With a "design-implement" travel planner
like Accessible Journeys our travel experiences are a complete package
of travel services intended to give our clients wheelchair accessibility
and everything else they'd need for the vacation of their dreams.
We provide quotes and ball park estimates all the time to our clients.
These quotes and estimates are derived from our investiment of time
and thought into our clients' vacation. Our travel planners are free
to discuss your accessible travel plans in general terms and we require
a Goodwill Deposit to give a quote because too many factors influence
the cost of each custom vacation such as:
Dates of Travel
Level of Accessible
Hotel Accommodation (3 Star, 4 Star, 5 Star)
Use and Frequency
of Licensed Guide Services
Class and Frequency
of Foreign Airline & Rail Services
Need for Accessible
Vehicles (plus availability and frequency used)
Vans vs. Chauffeur Driven Accessible Vans