UKinbound is keen to support the Government’s ambition to make the UK the most accessible destination in Europe by 2025. That’s why we have partnered with Revitalise – the national charity that creates respite holidays for disabled people and carers.
Revitalise has been providing respite care in a holiday setting for disabled people and carers for over 50 years. The charity also offers opportunities for volunteers through one of the largest and most diverse volunteering programmes of any UK charity. They currently run three accessible holiday centres in Chigwell in Essex, Southampton and Southport.
Their mission is to enable disabled people in the UK to access essential breaks with care, and provide inspirational opportunities for volunteers.
The collaboration will see UKinbound and Revitalise work together on a number of projects that will help to inform and educate UK tourism businesses about how they can best support and accommodate disabled visitors, and the business case for doing so. The estimated annual spending power of disabled people and their households is estimated to be worth approximately £249 billion per year to UK businesses.
Key activity will see UKinbound members supporting Revitalise’s excursion programme, joint research on accessibility, a holiday competition to raise funds for the charity and development of a new Revitalise Tourism Accreditation scheme.