• Lonely Planet release first guide to Accessible Bristol

    Bristol guide is first in new collaboration between travel company and national access information provider DisabledGo.com

    World leading travel authority Lonely Planet has partnered with national access information provider DisabledGo.com to produce a comprehensive guide to Bristol aimed at disabled visitors.  Accessible Bristol, compiled by Lonely Planet’s Accessible Travel Manager Martin Heng is available as a free download from Lonely Planet’s online site: shop.lonelyplanet.com

    The Bristol guide is the first for Lonely Planet to be produced through this partnership and provides unparalleled information for disabled travellers looking to visit the city. DisabledGo.com access guides are a result of expert surveyor visits using a pan-disability template that collects up to 1000 accessibility facts, figures and photos for each venue. Lonely Planet puts travellers at the heart of everything it does, informing and inspiring them with trusted content from experts who visit every destination.

    Lonely Planet Accessible Travel Manager Martin Heng said;

    It felt very natural to partner with DisabledGo.com to produce this guide as both organisations are dedicated to personally visiting every venue they cover. With 12 million people in the UK having a disability and many more with access needs, we are committed to providing tailored content for this audience. Bristol was a perfect city to launch an accessible guide to – a great destination and a tourism body highly engaged with the importance of providing information for a variety of needs.”

    With an awareness that 82% of people with particular access requirements research and plan their visits before they leave home, and are particularly dependent on the accuracy of information regarding places they intend to visit, this book builds on some of the existing work done in Bristol to help facilitate visits.

    Destination Bristol and Bristol City Council recently partnered with DisabledGo.com to compile a rich database of access information that is invaluable to both residents and visitors, and this has in turn created the opportunity to produce Accessible Bristol, alongside Lonely Planet’s growing list of other access guides to cities in the UK: Edinburgh, Glasgow and Brighton.

    As the guide states, “If ever there was a British city on the rise, it’s Bristol. Over the last few decades the south west’s largest city has reinvented itself as a hub of culture and creativity.” The Accessible travel guide highlights the great range of visitor attractions that Bristol has to offer, from Clifton’s iconic suspension bridge to Brunel’s ground-breaking steamship, the SS Great Britain, to the murals left by the city’s most notorious son, the mischievous street artist Banksy. It also covers some of Bristol’s diverse range of accommodation, restaurants and nightlife, with food picks highlighted including local favourites Canteen, Gallimaufry and Soukitchen, alongside popular boat bars Apple and Thekla.

    Accessible Bristol also includes:

    • Comprehensive transport information tailored for people with disabilities
    • Lonely Planet reviews of all major tourist sites supplemented with detailed access information collected by DisabledGo.com
    • Lonely Planet reviews of eating, drinking and entertainment venues supplemented with detailed access information collected by DisabledGo.com
    • Detailed access reviews of 18 accessible hotels
    • At-a-glance, easy-to-understand access symbols for all venues
    • Live links to full, detailed access reviews on www.disabledgo.com for all venues
    • Detailed Bristol map featuring all venues reviewed in the guide
    • Full-colour images showcasing the best of what Bristol has to offer

    Title: Accessible Bristol
    1st edition – January 2018

    ISBN: 9781786577412

    Language: English

    Authors: Martin Heng

    100 pages

    Format: PDF

    Price: free to download from http://shop.lonelyplanet.com/accessible-travel

    For further information, please contact

    Phil Harper, Lonely Planet – phil.harper@lonelyplanet.co.uk or 0203 771 5143

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