Online travel agency Wheel the World, which serves travelers with disabilities, announced Thursday that it is offering guaranteed accessibility and price matching for hotel rooms booked on its website.
“We’ve identified those accessibility details and the rooms that have those details,” said Wheel the World CEO and co-founder Alvaro Silberstein, adding that the company also offers price matching for hotel rooms booked on other platforms, including Booking.com. .com. Expedia and Travelocity.
The new features come after the company secured $6 million in what it described as pre-Series A funding. Venture capital firm Kayak Ventures led the investment. Detroit Venture Partners, REI Co-op Path Ahead Ventures, former Booking.com CEO Gillian Tans, Dadneo, CLIN Fund, Amarena and WeBoost also participated in the round.
Travel companies have long struggled to cater to travelers with disabilities. Disability rights activist Tanzila Khan addressed the challenges faced by members of the segment in a speech at the Skift Global Forum East in Dubai last year.
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