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Ramps and bumps in the road? Tripseed will take care of them

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Tripseed offers electric tuk-tuk tours for mobility-challenged travellers.
Tripseed offers electric tuk-tuk tours for mobility-challenged travellers.

Elderly and disabled travellers visiting Thailand now have access to a range of travel programmes and experiences tailored to their mobility.

Bangkok-based ground operator and holiday specialist Tripseed’s new product range offers specially designed tours and experiences to help those with disabilities overcome barriers to travel.

Tripseed says it has carried out extensive accessibility audits across properties, tour locations and transportation to evaluate everything from ramp inclinations, availability of grab bars, manoeuvrability clearance and other aspects important for mobility-challenged travellers.

The audits will allow Tripseed to advise agents and partners on the most suitable options for travellers based on the level of assistance required.

"We are committed to growing travel in a direction that is open and welcoming for everyone," says Tripseed founder, Ewan Cluckie. "Tripseed has always been about breaking down barriers and creating new opportunities."

With 15% of the world’s population said to have some form of disability, and an ageing global population, Tripseed believes that providing inclusive access to travelling the world is more important than ever, and critical to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

“It’s important for us to give Tripseed’s partners a first-mover advantage to repay the trust and support they have given to us so far, and so we’ll be making all of our accessibility information, training and consultation available to them privately during our initial launch period, before making more details publicly available at a later date,” says Cluckie.

Tripseed is also offering specialised sign language guides, as well as guides trained to assist with any other audio-visual impairments.

Tripseed’s new selection of curated experiences include a daytime city tour of Bangkok, or evening street food experience in a fully electric Tuk-Tuk, specially outfitted with a built-in wheelchair ramp and unique wheelchair restraint system, a first in the industry.

Travellers can also opt for a snorkelling or diving experience alongside a dive master fully certified by Disabled Divers International, or a private tour through 200 acres of botanical gardens in a vehicle fully equipped for accessibility.

Most experiences are available exclusively through Tripseed and its international travel trade partners.

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