Ian possesses a level of understanding, awareness, vision and capability for creating holiday and travel experiences for people with learning disabilities, learning difficulties, autism and for those who would consider themselves vulnerable, that is rare. Perhaps unique. This places him as one of the leading global authorities in the arena of supported holidays and travel.
For ten years now Ian, his trusty fellow founding father, Neil Manser, and their team of experienced support personnel have provided holidays in Provence, France that, in Ian’s own words, “provide non-patronising holidays to people who need support on their holiday. We want to improve the holiday and travel experience for our guests by ensuring support is pitched at the least intrusive as possible, whilst remaining safe. By offering a wide choice of travel and holiday opportunities and by presenting our guests with mainstream culture and activity, we want our guests to have the opportunity to recharge, be inspired and enhance their lives”.
And after a successful decade redefining the possibilities, Ian’s Provence based operation is expanding its wings and going global for 2020. Supported group tours to Iceland, Peru, Romania, and Morocco are about to change the supported holiday landscape for all time. Add to this heady offering, a Trans-Mongolian journey by train from Moscow to Beijing and you will understand why having Ian, Neil and their team join The Accessible Travel Partnership is such an amazing privilege. A precious prism of talent and know-how to add to the colourful kaleidoscope of holiday and travel opportunity we offer to everyone. Whatever their ambition and requirement. And wherever they dream of going.