Auditing process makes Gibraltar
accessible holiday destination

Birmingham-based tour operator ‘Enable Holidays’, which specialises in organising tailor-made vacations to meet the specific travel and accommodation requirements of persons with disabilities, has included Gibraltar in its latest online business brochure.

The catalogue features an extensive number of destinations in Spain, Portugal and other locations in Europe, Africa and Asia, all of which have undergone a stringent 150 point auditing process, covering a full range of accessibility criteria, wheelchair manoeuvrability and grade accommodation.

Enable experts carried out detailed assessments of adapted hotel rooms in Gibraltar, looking at features such as door width, bed height, ramp gradients, floor surfaces, wheel-in showers, pool hoists and other facilities suitable for travellers with mobility impairments, both in the accommodation and around the resort.

Enable also take care of airports, flights and adapted transfers to and from the destination.

Minister for Tourism Neil Costa said: “This once again shows the progressive nature of this administration and is recognition of our efforts to remove physical obstacles to ensure that persons with mobility problems, whether local or tourists, can travel to Gibraltar and enjoy our wonderful destination like other able bodied tourists.

"We are encouraged by the success of our improvements at our beaches and tourist attractions to make them user friendly for the whole community, and are particularly proud of our new accessibility features, the refurbishment and provision of toilet facilities and improved access at St Michael’s Cave, including, a specialised lift at the new entrance to enable guests to view the Cave from the first landing.”