AccessibleIndonesia is part of the Dutch cooperative DARE THIS. To advocate for better accessibility in Indonesia, we work together with local Disabled People’s Organisations. To help realising tours and holidays for people with disability, we collaborate with the Dutch-Indonesian tour operator VIFA Holidays DMC Indonesia.
Vifa Holiday DMC Indonesia is specialised on full travel support throughout the whole journey. Based in Makassar, it is run by Indonesian Ms Kristin and the Dutchman Paul Fransz, who are committed to provide their services to ALL, including customers with disability.
Our teams usually consist of an Accessibility Organiser, one or more wheelchair assistants, and the driver(s).
Since Indonesia ist vast and our main destinations far apart, we have three teams ready to support our guests at our three main destinations Bali, Yogyakarta and Sulawesi.
Kerstin Beise will be your contact person to plan your journey to Indonesia, and will ensure smooth access during your holiday as far as possible and at all times.
Kerstin comes from Germany and lives in Indonesia since 1998. She is trained as a physiotherapist and studied Indonesian history and Disability Studies. She worked in the field of rehabilitation and inclusive development for many years. As member of DARE THIS she is an accessibility advisor in particular for travel in Indonesia.
Franny Dethmers is involved in tour design and advises on wheelchair and mobility issues.
Franny from the Netherlands studied and worked as a physiotherapist in Australia. In 2006 she and her Indonesian husband moved to Indonesia to help the victims of the severe earthquake in Yogyakarta, where, since then, she works for inclusive development. Franny is director of DARE THIS.
Maureen Maspaitella supports our operations management and also accompanies tours herself.
Maureen is Indonesian and lives in Makassar, South Sulawesi. She studied and worked in hospitality & tourism and has a passion for her big dogs, Austrian cooking and travelling.
Dwi Aryani is the Accessibility Advisor of AccessibleIndonesia.
Dwi lives in Solo, Central Java. She is a human rights activist working for Non-Government Organisations. As a women using a wheelchair to get around she knows the ins and outs of travelling in Indonesia with a disability .
Our Survey Team
Maria Muslimatun, Yogyakarta (wheelchair user)
Ida Ayu Putu Sudhiartini Damayanti, Yogyakarta (wheelchair user)
Yayah Purnama, Yogyakarta (wheelchair user)
Bambang Permadi, Makassar (walking limitation)
Sang Ayu, Bali (wheelchair user)
I Gede Ketut Sentosa, Bali (wheelchair user)