“I wanted to set up something to allow people in my position to have a great time. Because what I wanted didn’t exist, I thought either I do without, or I change things.”
CNN Business Traveller joined a Traveleyes trekking trip to Madeira as part of a series on accessible travel. Together, they climbed Pico Ruivo, the highest mountain in Madeira and interviewed Amar Latif, Traveleyes’ Founder and Director, as well as talking to some of our travellers to get an insight into how it all works.
“My biggest revelation was having my own eyes opened by the non-sighted travellers to fresh ways of experiencing a destination.”
Travel writer, Mark Stratton, joins a Traveleyes group to explore Cuba’s highlights. Like many first time sighted travellers, Mark discovers the world in much greater detail as he describes the sights to fellow blind travellers. In particular, he writes about the bond formed between him and his blind travel companion.
“Sighted people can experience the world from a new perspective.”
Amar Latif shares with us, in his own words, how and why he foundered Traveleyes. This feature covers his journey of discovery from being a young boy who lost his sight, to the blind guy who wants to show you the world. He also discusses what sighted travellers have to gain from a Traveleyes holiday as they learn to see with their other senses.
“The blind man who wants to show you the world”
Wanderlust Travel Magazine
Peter Moore asks Amar Latif a whole host of fact finding questions. If you’re new to Traveleyes and want to find out more about how it all works, this is a great feature to read.
“How even the blind can see the sights on holiday”
Yorkshire Evening Post & Yorkshire Post
Where do we go and what do we do when we get there? Amar speaks to the Yorkshire Evening Post about how to build holidays for both blind and sighted travellers.
“Traveleyes organises group holidays for blind and sighted people that are liberating, fun, and yes, eye-opening, too”
Jon Henley, a Guardian feature writer, joined a Traveleyes group in Sorrento to experience our world unique holidays first hand. Henley writes about the destination, blind and sighted pairs, community spirit, the diverse group and Amar Latif in this thoroughly interesting feature.