Expedia.com launches search-and-book accessible accommodation system

Monday, 22 February 2010 14:25pm

Expedia.com, the world’s largest travel booking website, now allows users to specifically search and book accommodation that is accessible to people with a particular disability.

The search provides people with the opportunity to check if accommodation facilities include access for people who are hearing impaired, accessible bathrooms, wide pathways and Braille materials. The service was trialled in August last year, and its formal launch and expansion is likely to see an increase in visitors. Currently the website is receiving 500 booking requests based on the service per week.

Currently the service is only available in the United States. Further information on the initiative can be found on the Newswire website.


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