We are Proud to Offer Specialized Assistance and Planning for Families with Disabilites and Special Needs.
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The world is more accessible today than ever before. It is estimated that twenty percent of Earth’s population has some form of disability (estimated 1.2 billion people) and the number of these individuals is increasing daily. People with disabilities need to, want to, and can travel most of the world.
Our Magic Planners are accessible travel specialist, certified by Special Needs Group, the leading global rental provider of special needs equipment for the travel industry. Many of our Magic Planners have specialized knowledge about how to help individuals with disabilities enjoy a wonderful, hassle-free and memorable trip.
Here just are a few tasks that we can do to ensure that when your next travel opportunity arises, you are ready to go.
At Magical Trips & Tours we take the time to evaluate the logistics of your trip in relation to your ability to keep pace.
We will determine what modes of transportation will you be using such as Airplane, motor coach, train, ship, transit vans for ground transfers, etc. We prepare a list, referring to relevant brochures and supplier websites to make sure you don’t miss anything.
We also make a list of your specific requirements. We will discuss with you what types of special needs equipment you depend on at home. We will also ask what do you use or need (or wish you had!) when shopping, sightseeing, dining out or going to the movies, attending concerts, the theater, street fairs or sporting events at home.
Can you hear and see clearly without special auditory equipment or visual aides? How far can you walk without a rest break? Are stairs difficult? Can you get in and out of the tub or shower at home without hand grips or other assistance?
Travel, whether solo or in a group, is no time for roughing it or trying to “tough it out.” If a wheelchair, scooter or portable oxygen will make your trip easier, we will place those items on your list. Many people who do not use wheelchairs or walkers at home feel more comfortable using these mobility aides for cruises, tours and excursions. In fact, most of our clients will use wheelchair and scooter rentals only when traveling.
Outline Your Specific Travel Needs
If you already own a scooter or portable oxygen, it’s important to know the policy and procedures for bringing that equipment on board all the transport vehicles included in your itinerary, from planes to taxis to ferry boats.
Does that transport have a way to stow your scooter or wheelchair? Is oxygen allowed on board?
Some airlines prohibit certain types of batteries, such as wet cell batteries, or oxygen cylinders. Airlines operate under strict rules, so there may be packing procedures to follow if they do allow the equipment.
Keep in mind, most airlines need at least 48 hours’ notice to make special arrangements, and be prepared to fill out forms. We will assist you with all of these needs.