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Choose Long Commons for disabled friendly accommodation and sea views

Choose Long Commons for disabled friendly accommodation and sea views

Long Commons is a recently constructed luxury five-bedroom house, with disabled access throughout, and sea views in St Mawes, Cornwall, and is available to rent for the first time through Cornwalls Cottages.

Open your eyes to picturesque London

Open your eyes to picturesque London

Fight for Sight, the UK’s leading eye research charity, and Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts have teamed up to launch the second annual My View of London photography competition.

Walking tours of Italy for diabetics

World Walks is organising a special guided walking tour for diabetics with medical assistance.

HostelBookers’ top 5 hostels with disabled access

3rd December is the International Day of Disabled People. In recognition of the event, HostelBookers, the budget accommodation specialist, picks 5 of the best European hostels with wheel-in showers, stair-free areas and other facilities that are essential for disabled people.

Airlines found to be penalizing disabled travellers

Charity bosses are calling on airlines to stop penalizing passengers with breathing difficulties after ‘secret shopper’ research by national patient support charity, Pulmonary Hypertension Association UK (PHA-UK), launched this week at Westminster, unearthed a bewildering lottery of surcharges, policies & woeful customer service facing the estimated 90,000 potential ‘fit to fly’ disabled air travellers with lung conditions such as Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) or COPD who require supplementary oxygen in flight.

Air France unveils new European service

Starting on 1st April 2010, Air France is offering a new service on its medium-haul network, aimed at better meeting the changing expectations of travellers seeking greater simplicity and clarity, and more affordable fares.

Get out and active in Hadrian’s Wall Country

Get out and active in Hadrian’s Wall Country

Families are being urged to enjoy the great outdoors and stunning autumnal scenery of Hadrian’s Wall Country this October half term. Getting fit and active couldn’t be more enjoyable with dramatic walks and cycle rides and a new Go Ape aerial assault course, set against some of England’s most beautiful scenery.

Year round ranching for a range of cowboys in Arizona

Year round ranching for a range of cowboys in Arizona

Temperatures in Arizona might exceed 100 degrees fahrenheit in the height of the summer, but from October to May the year round ranching state has a more amenable climate.

New luggage service takes-off

CarryMyLuggage.com has launched a new EU service for British holidaymakers and business travellers fed up with spiralling add-on baggage charges of the so-called ‘low cost’ airlines.

A magical Christmas journey by rail

A magical Christmas journey by rail

This Christmas the Kent & East Sussex Railway will once again be offering families the chance to enjoy their popular ‘Santa Specials’ which combine a ride on a nostalgic steam train and a meeting with Santa Claus.

Swing low, sweet chariot!

Swing low, sweet chariot!

The British Disabled Ski Team, currently in Queenstown for the 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games, took time out of their racing schedule to play with gravity at the Shotover Canyon Swing. On Saturday (August 22) the team joined the exclusive swinging community when they experienced the pure adrenaline of a 60metre free fall before swinging through a giant arc at 150km/h, from the 109m platform (360ft) above Shotover River.

Thomson Airways scraps oxygen charges

Thomson Airways has announced that it is removing all charges for supplementary therapeutic oxygen and relaxing its policy on customers bringing their own supplementary oxygen onboard its flights.

Enable Holidays expands programme for disabled travellers

Enable Holidays expands programme for disabled travellers

Enable Holidays, the specialist tour operator for people with limited mobility, their families and friends, has introduced an exciting new collection of accommodation to its portfolio ranging from budget conscious apartments through to top of the range hotels featuring the latest facilities and excellent adaptations for the disabled guest.

Air France continues efforts to assist disabled passengers

Over the past few years, Air France has been making every effort to make travel for disabled and reduced mobility passengers as easy and simple as possible.

More information for disabled fliers

Cheapflights.co.uk, the UK’s leading flight price comparison site, has produced a tips page for travellers who require more information on airline facilities for disabled passengers.