According to a recent ODO study, #disabilitytravel generates $17.3 Billion in annual spending also finding that in the past two years, more than 26 million adults with disabilities traveled for pleasure and/or business, taking 73 million trips.” The $17.3 Billion represents an almost $4 Billion dollar increase from the same study in 2002. Although things have improved over the years, among adults with disabilities who have traveled by air, 72% said they encountered major obstacles with airlines and 65% with airports. For purposes of these findings, #disability is defined as having blindness, deafness or a condition that substantially limits one or more basic physical activities such as walking, climbing stairs, reaching, lifting, or carrying as well as those have cognitive disabilities.
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