Guide Books for Accessible Travel

Three Lonely Planet book cover designs featuring Accessible Travel locations and images
Select book covers from Lonely Planet's collection of downloadable guides
Lonely Planet offers several guides for travelers with disabilities to identify country-specific disability resources, translate important terms into the local language, and more. Best of all, they're FREE to download online!

Accessible Travel Phrasebook (PDF)

All travellers will get more out of their trip by being able to speak a few words of the local language, but for people with a disability it’s often vital to be able to explain your particular needs. Since standard phrasebooks are unlikely to contain the language you need to talk about needs around disability, Lonely Planet has gathered together some disability-specific words and phrases and translated them into many different languages.

  • 35 languages, from Arabic to Vietnamese
  • About 100 disability-specific words and phrases
  • Easy-to-use pronunciation guides
  • Glossary of common conditions
  • Vocabulary relating to hotels and transportation
  • Equipment you might need
  • Explaining about your allergies
  • Getting help

Accessible Travel Online Resources - 2017 edition (PDF)

This collection of online resources provides:

  • Country-by-country resources from national and local government and tourism bodies, as well as disabled people’s organisations
  • A wealth of experience of travelling with a disability from more than 50 personal travel blogs
  • Dozens of specialised accessible travel agents and tour operators from more than 40 countries around the world

Accessible City Guides