The Denk an mich Foundation makes Reka Holiday Villages barrier-free!

By 2022 half our facilities should be barrier-free

 

The Denk an mich Foundation, which makes holidays and leisure experiences possible for people with disabilities, and the Reka are launching the  “Barrier-free Holidays with the Reka – Denk an mich makes Holiday Villages barrier-free” project.  

Reka Holiday Villages have always been meeting places and take travel requirements for people with disabilities very seriously. In the past the Reka has already implemented several measures such as, for example, wheel-chair accessible holiday flats, installation of lifts in new holiday houses or barrier-free playgrounds. Now the Reka and the Denk an mich Foundation are launching a flagship project for tourism that represents far more than clearing physical obstacles.  Alongside structural measures, “barrier-free“ access to travel information and online booking are also part of the project.  The project was made possible by a generous legacy to the Denk an mich Foundation by singer Monica Morell.

“Barrier-free” access to information and booking
Before deciding on a trip, people with disabilities must be able to find the exact information they need about holiday offers. Accordingly, marketing and communication measures should be tailored to their needs.  In order to facilitate online booking and provide appropriate information and availability, adjustments have been necessary on the Reka website. A special tool in the booking system has been designed to help book the suitable holiday home. 

Half the Reka’s Holiday Resorts will be made barrier-free and accessible for the disabled
At least 50 % of the Reka’s holiday resorts in Switzerland will become barrier-free.  The Reka is taking this aspect into account both in its existing facilities and its new constructions.  In addition to barrier-free access paths, holiday flats and shared public areas such as swimming pools, this also includes barrier-free playgrounds. Denk an mich wholly or partially bears the costs involved if these improvements result in great additional benefit for people with disabilities, compared to current legal requirements.  

Particular attention is being paid to training staff. These courses should dispel any fears or tension and teach the skills and experience needed in interacting with guests with disabilities.  

These measures will be implemented between now until 2022. The need for financial resources will be evaluated per action and budgeted and scheduled accordingly by the partners. 

Reka’s present range already includes barrier-free holiday homes equipped for handicapped Access.
Barrier-free Holiday Accommodation