Frequently Asked Questions for Travelers
Great question! When you make your reservation be sure to mention that you are a Be Friendlier guest! Properties will then make a notation and be sure to be prepared for your arrival.
At Be Friendlier our main goal is inclusion, not exclusion. While we are focused on those with developmental disabilities, we know that what we offer can help many individuals with any challenges. At the very least, you can feel comfortable knowing that your vacationing at a property that overlooks stigmas and cares.
We have created what we believe to be several offerings that address safety, comfort and acceptance. As our designation program grows and we can greater assess the needs of families as they travel, our partner properties may in the future be able to offer additional services. We will however encourage all properties to go above and beyond our designation requirements and will note any additional offerings on their listing.
Absolutely not! Be Friendlier is designed for all individuals with special needs. We know there are independent travelers out there as well an we want them to feel the same sense of comfort when looking for a place to stay.
frequently asked questions for properties
During a brief four week implementation period, Be Friendlier properties will have all their staff fully trained via our program and will be compliant with all other initiatives required to maintain the designation and offer a Be Friendlier experience to guests.
The Be Friendlier designation applies to a property for two (2) years from the time they are fully trained and all initiatives have been implemented.
Yes! The most critical part of our program is ensuring that hotel staff at every level learns and understands the sensitivity and awareness of the special needs community. In addition, they are fully trained on the initiatives and how to be responsive to your special needs guests.
Be Friendlier exists because we believe there is a social responsibility to offer an amazing guest experience to ALL guests, including those with special needs beyond the requirements of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We believe each designated property is more likely to see members of the special needs community select their destination over that of others not designated to include leisure travel and group conferences.
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