The German National Tourist Office (GNTO) has announced important new additions to its ‘BarrierFree Germany’ accessible travel website for 2014, adding more destinations, tour operators and specialist organisations in Germany, the UK and Ireland to www.germany.travel/barrierfree.
The GNTO welcomes the BarrierFree Destinations in Germany Association, which co-ordinates 8 regions dedicated to providing accessible travel ‘without barriers’. Newcomers to www.germany.travel/barrierfree also include: Bavaria – Germany’s largest state and a mix of modern cities and fairytale castles; Enable Holidays in the UK – the specialist tour operator for people with limited mobility, their families and friends; PAB Tours in Ireland – tailored travel for individuals, groups with specials needs, people with limited mobility or families traveling with small children; Railshop – the only Deutsche Bahn licensed agency in Ireland, ideal for people wishing to book onward rail travel and Runa Reisen – Germany´s largest tour operator for people with special needs.
More people are travelling to Germany than ever before: the UK is the no.2 source market in the world for overnight stays, showing a rise of +4.5% for the first quarter of 2014 and a rise for the month of March of +3.5, compared to 2013. The Website www.germany.travel/barrierfree was launched in September 2013 as part of a multi –media campaign and is exclusive to the UK and Ireland. From the start point of travel, the website demonstrates how visitors to Germany can explore anything from national parks to a wide range of cultural attractions with ease and confidence. Ideas for city breaks, spas, superb restaurants, or fantastic sporting experiences are just some of the possibilities to be found on www.germany.travel/barrierfree, which can either be booked individually or through reputable tour operators.
Klaus Lohmann, director of the GNTO UK and Ireland said: “We are delighted to welcome new travel partners to our site from the UK, Ireland and Germany. The expansion of our site demonstrates how much choice there is whatever your requirements, interests or budget. The number of people visiting Germany from the UK and Ireland is increasing all the time and we hope www.germany.travel/barrierfree will be an inspiration. Visitors just need curiosity.”
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To find out more about GNTO’s BarrierFree accessible travel website, head to www.germany.travel/barrierfree