Tourism

Tripseed drive forward accessible travel in Thailand

Tripseed has launched a range of accessible travel programs and experiences to make visiting Thailand more inclusive than ever before.

The innovative Thailand-based travel operator and distributor has developed a new product range offering specially designed tours that are tailored for elderly and disabled travellers. The development of these products and experiences will help those with disabilities overcome barriers to travel, and are an important part of Tripseed’s mission to make the industry a much more equitable, diverse and inclusive environment. 

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

“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.” 

Tripseed’s offerings for accessible travel in Thailand goes far beyond the basics of just labelling what accommodation is wheelchair friendly. Extensive accessibility audits have been conducted across properties, tour locations and transportation to advise agents and partners on the most suitable travel options based on the level of assistance required. 

Tripseed is also offering specialised guides that are trained in American Sign Language (ASL), British Sign Language (BSL) and Thai Sign Language (TSL & MSTSL), as well as guides trained to assist with any other audio-visual impairments. 

The company have also announced a brand-new selection of experiences designed from the ground up to deliver uncompromising accessible variations of top-selling tours such as a fully electric Tuk-Tuk, specially outfitted with a built-in wheelchair ramp and unique wheelchair restraint system, a first in the industry. Tripseed have also worked hard to ensure that the tour routing delivers on accessibility as well, so that travellers are not met with difficult sidewalks to navigate at each stop. 

Tripseed Electric Tuk Tuk for Accessible Travellers

Travellers may also choose to experience 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, alongside many more specially designed accessible touring options. The majority of these experiences will be made available exclusively through Tripseed and their international travel trade partners. 

With 15 per cent 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 now than ever before, and critical to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. 

Tripseed hopes to drive deeper discussions and engagement around social sustainability practices as they continue to set new standards, and they look forward to working with like-minded businesses who aim to deliver a tangible market differentiation, bringing valuable expertise and knowledge to their client’s holidays that cannot be found elsewhere. 



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