Eurostar has announced that they have launched a new 360° virtual guide to help passengers with autism have a stress-free journey.
This is a first for the travel industry.
The train operator has worked with charity Ambitious About Autism to carry out a review of its travel experience for autistic passengers.
The charity advised that passengers with autism are more comfortable travelling after seeing information prior to travelling.
The virtual guide has been created to reflect this by providing visual information ahead of a journey.
The guide is now available at https://www.eurostar.com/uk-en/travel-info/travel-planning/travellers-with-autism
What did the officials say?
Amber Kirby, Customer Experience Director, Eurostar, said:
“We are committed to providing an effortless travel experience for all our customers, and our new guide provides information for those that may be anxious about what to expect on the journey, specifically travellers with autism. We hope it helps more of our customers feel prepared so that they can relax and enjoy the experience from the moment they arrive at the station.”
Jolanta Lasota, Chief Executive of Ambitious About Autism, said:
“Many autistic people can find travelling an overwhelming experience so having information about what to expect before they set off is really important.
“We were very pleased that Eurostar asked us to consult with them on changes that will support their autistic customers’ needs. We hope this new visual guide will help autistic travellers feel more comfortable and confident ahead of embarking on international travel.”