Fantastic news! Virgin Australia has made an announcement today which further recognises the needs of families with a child with a disability. Virgin Australia now accepts select Approved Support Devices designed to provide additional postural support to infants and children. From today, families will be able to travel with the following seating to make travel
Cruises are proving a popular choice for Australian travellers. Not only do they offer great value for money with all meals and many activities included in the package price, but there’s good accessibility on many of the ships. Passengers with mobility restrictions can take hoists, commodes and shower chairs on board making it easier to
There are currently 17 million people in the world who have cerebral palsy so to help raise awareness for World Cerebral Palsy Day we’ve asked our readers to share their experiences. We asked the same three questions to show the variety of answers and ways cerebral palsy affects people. Marlena, Gold Coast Australia Tell us
After an extensive and successful trial, it’s fantastic to see the City of Gold Coast has implemented a permanent accessible beach program. This includes a range of beach wheelchairs, beach matting and information about accessible facilities at the various locations. Showing a real commitment to accessibility, and an understanding that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, the
Airport lounges used to be reserved for frequent flyers who could afford to purchase an airline’s membership program, but not any more. Things have changed with the introduction of independent lounges around the world. Lounge Buddy allows travellers to search for an available lounge and purchase a single entry pass for a journey. On my
Travel insurance is often an after thought when it comes to booking a holiday but it’s an essential part of the booking process. If you are travelling with an existing medical condition it is even more important to ensure you have appropriate cover. Here’s five things you need to know about travel insurance. It’s important
Virgin Australia offers a Disability Assistant Concession fare to assist those with a disability needing the help of a companion to travel. The fare offers a 50 per cent discount for an assistant’s airfare for all domestic Australian travel. That includes business class and flights booked with points. The carers’ discount is applied to the
It’s daunting as a wheelchair user entrusting an airline with your chair. Given most wheelchair users are dependent on the equipment when they get to their destination, it’s important to pre-plan and prepare your chair for travel.
It’s easy to get caught up in planning the exciting elements of a holiday but it’s important to ensure you take care of your health too. If you’re travelling with medication, there are some easy things to do before you leave to reduce the stress while you’re away.