Condé Nast Traveler’s
Bright Ideas in Travel Winner 2022
Congratulations: You’re a Bright Ideas in Travel Winner
“It is with great pleasure that we are writing to inform you that Inclucare has been recognized in Condé Nast Traveler’s first-ever Bright Ideas in Travel list.
Honorees were selected by our global network of editors working in CNT’s seven territories: the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, India, the Middle East, and China.”
The idea: A new hospitality certification program that audits hospitality brands to ensure people with disabilities are included at every phase of their journey.
Details: Numerous hospitality certification programs tackle elements of accessibility, but Inclucare aims to take a more comprehensive view of inclusion for disabled travelers. In July, Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences became the first property to complete the certification which required the resort to complete the Inclusion in Hospitality Property Audit, facilitated by a remote auditing app that helps verify details of the overall experience and identify necessary adaptations. At launch, the new certification scheme’s key focus is on the overall built environment and guest rooms, but extends to a digital accessibility review of a brand’s website and staff training. Living up to its ambitions will be challenging in ensuring inclusion for a population as diverse as disabled travelers, but it’s a promising first step for the industry that’s already having an impact at Amilla. As a result of the certification, the resort plans to roll out calming spaces designed for neurodivergent travelers, adaptive yoga and snorkeling, and experiences tailored to vision- and hearing-impaired guests.
Why it matters: Inclucare goes beyond a narrow focus on the accessibility of the built environment to ensure the full destination is inclusive to people with both visible and hidden disabilities.
Online article available at https://www.cntraveler.com/bright-ideas-in-travel#organizations