USBLN and Marriott International Team Up for Disability Innovation
Innovation Lab Tests Concepts for Guests with Disabilities
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 30, 2015) – Travel is a critical component for advancement in many careers. Individuals with disabilities often face obstacles that seem insignificant to most travelers. This was the catalyst for the US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®) and Marriott International to partner together during a recent innovation design lab tour and feedback session. Held at Marriott’s innovation lab in Bethesda, Md., a group of business travelers and individuals met to discuss Marriott’s new accessibility ideas and experiences for travelers with disabilities.
“Marriott strives to create a welcoming experience for travelers with disabilities and we were excited to partner with them on this innovative and first-of-its-kind project,” said Jill Houghton, executive director, USBLN. “Marriott believes that hosting guests with disabilities starts with making a reservation, and recognizes the value of a business-tobusiness partnership in addressing issues and developing creative solutions for disability inclusion.”
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