Lara Owen Reporter, C&IT
Most accessible European destinations 2024

Most accessible European destinations 2024

Accessibility is a crucial point of consideration for event planners. So, C&IT have collated the most accessible European destinations of 2024.


Current data from GOV.UK underscores the heightened challenges people with disabilities encounter during travel, with 25% reporting difficulties compared to 10% among those without disabilities. 


Statistics from GOV.UK show that people with disabilities are more likely to report a greater number of difficulties when travelling. For planners, this is a paramount concern, as 25% of people with disabilities report challenges when it comes to their travel, compared with only 10% of people without disabilities. 


Using each capital city in the continent, we’ve analysed the percentage of accessible restaurants, hotels and activities on offer in each location. 

City

Country

% of Accessible Restaurants

% of Accessible Hotels

% of Accessible Things To Do

Total Score

Accessibility Average Score (%)

London

United Kingdom

50.5

9.4

30

89.9

30

Paris

France

46.1

23.5

19.2

88.8

29.6

Amsterdam

Netherlands

28.7

8.8

39.2

76.7

25.6

Bern

Switzerland

30.1

17.9

22.9

70.9

23.6

Oslo

Norway

22.4

24.8

17.9

65.1

21.7

Dublin

Ireland

34

10.6

16.7

61.3

20.4

Vienna

Austria

22.5

10

25.8

58.3

19.4

Reykjavik

Iceland

30.8

8.4

18.8

58

19.3

Madrid

Spain

26.4

13.3

17.9

57.6

19.2

Rome

Italy

43

4

8.8

55.8

18.6

 

1. London, UK 

Renowned as a top tourist hub, London leads Europe as the most accessible capital city, boasting a remarkable combined average of 30% for accessible restaurants, hotels, and attractions. London’s stand out is that 50.5% of its restaurants are accessible, the highest among European capitals, complemented by 9.4% of accessible hotels and 30% accessibility for attractions, based on Yelp data.

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