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Colleenc
Colleenc Community member Posts: 2 Listener
My husband is a mobility scooter user.  We are thinking of a holiday abroad but really don't know where to start with getting about in the airport, best disability friendly resorts and hotels.  Any advice would be most welcome.  Thanks in advance.  We were considering Greece or Malta.
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  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 52,934 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Colleenc welcome to the forum  Greece or Malta sound nice. I'm not sure about airport's, might be ideal to see a travel agent who will be able to tell you the best places. Or reading reviews on the places that you like the look of
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome to the community 

    I have just been abroad you can get assistance at the airport who take you through fast track check in passport control and getting on and off plane 

    I am wheelchair bound and it was fine 

    Are you taking your own scooter I would recommend taking a wheelchair instead 

    You can rent out scooter when you get there 

    Having been to Malta and Greece before I wouldn't rats them that good for accessibility narrow pavements small entrances etc depends on mobility and if only using scooter for distance 

    From all my research Spain is most accessible which is where I went 

    Still some issues there but on the whole was good and plenty of adapted hotels to pick from 
  • Colleenc
    Colleenc Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Thank you for your help.
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @Colleenc

    I can see you have had some brilliant advice above. It's unfortunately not my area of expertise but I wanted to comment as I read and thought "oo Greece or Malta". Which are you more leaning towards? Thinking of just getting some sun? or is there something you want to do at either location?

    One bit of advice I got given as I was looking to go away within the next year and I have medical supplies. Was to write out just a small paragraph explaining my condition I had and medications / supplies I needed and having it translated. If you decided to go the route of renting a scooter, maybe get a translation just so they could help assess if a specific scooter would be better for your husbands needs and there is no miscommunication. 
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