A Specialized Travel Agent Has Your Needs In Mind

We at Global Access Travel are about making sure your accessibility needs are met and available to you so that you may enjoy travel whether it is for business/work or pleasure, you deserve to be able to have the same enjoyment as any other traveler in the world. 

Sure, you could find the ADA accessible hotels that you might prefer however your travel agent at GAT looks for them all the time because of our vision and goals to make travel accessible to its clients and will always recommend accessible options however that does not mean the client has to choose those options; we work for the client therefore we will honor the wishes of the client when there is availability. 

Remember, we are here to help you make travel enjoyable beginning with planning your journey because the journey isn't about getting there as the journey is about your destination. 

Contact us today for your accessible or specialized travel needs; we will do everything we can to help you to the best of our abilities. 

Visiting Chicago?

Book with us today to stay at the Comfort Inn O"Hare airport and you will be greeted by accommodations for the blind and Deaf such as exits marked with braille, your room door has visible lighting for door knocks at this hotel providing some amazing accommodations for those with limited vision and hearing. 

See for yourself what the hotel has to offer, free shuttle, many business amenities (for a fee) and onsite restaurant and other small shops. 


Why Travel Agents Are Beneficial

There are countless articles about similar topics such as this one; however this article will be unique in the sense it focuses mostly on our niche market; that being the travelers who have accessibility needs for a variety of disabilities including the Deafblind since our only agent is Deafblind himself. 

Travel agents work for you; we work for you even if you decide not to book travel with us or another agency or agent. We do what we can to possibly help eliminate guesswork in planning, pricing, scheduling and researching amenities as well as accommodations.  Many people with disabilities are quite independent and can travel without the need for supervision although that does not mean that these individuals find it easy to access travel which is why Global Access Travel was born.  We believe that travel should be accessible in the early stages of the idea of someone traveling, accessibility is a big deal to those with disabilities who want to be able to have the same options as their non-disabled counterparts. 

No matter your travel needs, GAT is here to help; most of our services are free especially planning and research.  We will provide you with quotes, price comparisons, accommodation comparisons (descriptions of these comparisons if images are shown for those who have limited vision). We will also inform travel companies/vendors upon completion of booking/reservations at no extra cost  (other than customary booking service fees, if any) whenever someone with a disability is traveling that needs accommodations and how they can help people with disabilities access the same offerings available to other travelers that may or may not be disabled.

Traveling independently may require the utilization of other resources for the individual with disabilities to enjoy the same options available to other travelers whenever necessary. Global Access Travel understands the unique nature of people with disabilities who travel and their barriers when traveling and has services to meet those needs by providing travel companionship to assist independent travelers in the course of their travels for travel related access; for more information about this service please visit this page.

To sum it up; no matter your travel needs, families, individuals with disabilities, families traveling with family member(s) who may have a disability, groups of people with disabilities or groups who may have an individual with disabilities we are here for you, we will work for you.

If you have any questions about any of our services please feel free to reach out to shannon@gatravel.biz


We Help You Enjoy Travel

Believe it or not everyone always has somewhere to go; Travel is more of a necessity whether people need it or not. Whether it is a Lions Club convention, Deafblind conference, service dog meetups, government meetings, family reunions, visiting family and friends, commuting for work, family and business vacations, cruises, group get together, etc there is nothing a travel agent can't do but a travel agent needs experience doing these things.

We at Global Access Travel do not charge for making reservations for most hotel, car, rail (some exceptions apply); many OTAs (Online Travel Agencies) do charge other fees for these types of reservations for most if not all hotels. However, you are not able to earn points or Elite status if you book through many if not all OTAs for hotels for certain brands. You can still earn air miles as you would traditionally. Unfortunately for any travel agency you do have to pay quite a few fees for cancellations or changes since the agency and the service provider both charge fees you are likely to pay more in change & cancellation fees if you book through most travel agencies rather than with the service provider directly. source: The Points Guy

Despite the fact that travel agencies may or may not charge certain fees; travel agents are here to do a job for you so that you do not have to. We at GAT feel that you should be able to dedicate your time to what is most important to you even if that means getting away and traveling is the most important to you; however what you do leading up to your departure or after your arrival could be more crucial to you, so we will help you by taking on the planning and making arrangements for you at no cost to you other than airline tickets and certain accommodations.