Travel Technology Europe has been running for 12 years. Over this time the event has established a niche platform to provide the Travel industry with the relevant products and services to enhance business efficiency and improve business performance.
Whether in the travel or hospitality or Travel Technology industry, organisations will benefit from seeing hundreds of the very latest products, services and solutions on show from up to 100 specialist suppliers, plus 40 hours of top quality education content and over 5,500 of Europe’s top travel technology professionals. Destek will be exhibiting at the Travel Technology Europe for the second year running, the event takes place on the 22nd – 24th of February at Olympia, London where many of the famous names in travel are exhibiting.
Travel is an area where accessibility has not traditionally been considered and due to this lack of accessible consideration it has been extremely difficult for people with disabilities to travel which limits their options with regards to choice of destinations or service. We aim to change this and offer the Travel industry expert advice on creating accessible environments.
During the event, Destek will invite exhibitors and attendees to ‘a live accessibility testing surgery’ where we will test the accessibility of many travel and tour digital platforms. This information will ensure attendees understand if their digital products are accessible and provide them with guidance on how to correct them.
Throughout the last year’s event, Destek tested 100’s websites and answered many questions. This year, building on that success we have doubled of our stand space in TTE to accommodate many more visitors.
From our previous experience, the level of understanding regarding accessible travel, was positive. However, it was also obvious that a small section of those that attended did not identify travel with people with disabilities. More work needs to be done to highlight accessible travel and a change in how the Travel industry perceive people with disabilities’ is badly needed. Watch this space!