If your chosen destination is a city, it is worth getting a feel of which facilities have wheelchair access. Most of this information can be located online.
You may note that, whilst travel guides provide details as to where to go and what there is in the local area, not all of them provide information about wheelchair access for each recommendation.
In 2016, Lonely Planet launched its ‘Accessible Travel Online Resources’. The PDF details online resources for accessible travel country by country, as well as personal travel blogs, and details of accessible travel agents and tour operators.
Using a specialist tour operator
Just because you are now a wheelchair user doesn’t mean you have to use specialist wheelchair accessible tour operators. However, you may find they best meet your needs.
If you have the time to plan, research and contact various locations to check wheelchair access facilities, then there is no reason why you cannot still plan a holiday in this way.
However, it can be time consuming investigating wheelchair access provisions in foreign countries. If you do find it difficult and time consuming, it may be worth contacting a specialist tour operator to help with the planning of all or some of your holiday.
Planning airport transfers
You will also need to consider how you will get from the airport to the hotel. It may be necessary for you to have a larger vehicle which can accommodate your wheelchair as well your luggage.