Nirav, born with Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (a genetic, muscle wasting condition), has always used a wheelchair for his mobility. Travelling both locally and internationally comes with its challenges as a disabled tourist but this hasn’t stopped him.
He began volunteering for Tourism for All, a national charity dedicated to providing information and assistance to all disabled tourists and travellers, in 2014 with the aim to improve the experience of travel for everybody.
Carrie-Ann is an accessible tourism expert who has run Tourism for All’s information, membership and partnership services since 2005. She’s a wheelchair user who loves to travel, a provider of information to disabled people and a well-respected figure within the tourism industry.
This gives her a unique insight into all areas and aspects of accessible tourism and travel. She recently launched carrieannlightley.com to share her experiences and expertise, and inspire others to travel.
Meet Carrie-Ann and Nirav, two of the driving forces behind Tourism for All, working to make accessible travel better. Learn about their work and travels – from local day trips to wheelchair abseiling! Ask the questions you’ve always wanted to know about accessible travel, and let the experts help you do away with your fears of touring the world.