By Martyn Sibley
Yesterday Airbnb completed the acquisition of Accomable. An accessible travel business I co-founded in 2015 with Srin. What started as an idea between two household friends, has ended up a game changer for disabled consumers. In the travel industry, and beyond.
Firstly I want to congratulate Srin and the Accomable Team. I’m sure it’s not been easy easy to sell a company to a huge billion dollar business. You guys must feel very proud.
Secondly huge accolades must go to Airbnb. We hear a lot about legislation, doing the right thing, and the £249bn disabled consumer spending power in the UK alone. All cited as good reasons for accessibility and inclusion. Unfortunately talk and action has been a very different thing.
This moves really throws down the gauntlet to other companies. It’s proof that disabled customers want what any customer wants. Goods and services that solve our wants and needs. Respect to Airbnb for taking real action