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Hovertravel “try before you fly” returns to Southsea to boost world autism awareness

As part of World Autism Awareness Week and for World Autism Awareness Day itself, Hovertravel held a special open day on Tuesday (2 April) when visitors met the staff, crew and pilots of Hovertravel while being hosted by the HoverCare team.

Recent specific additions to the HoverCare facilities have been the introduction of a safe haven in both terminals and the opportunity to borrow ear defenders during the Hovertravel experience.

Hovertravel ear defenders
Travellers can borrow ear defenders during the Hovertravel experience

This “try before you fly” approach has been designed to help customers get the best insight for any future visits and Hovertravel is encouraging visitors to bring friends and family to try out the hovercraft and learn about the HoverCare services.

Says Loretta Lale, head of commercial at Hovertravel: “We recognise that we are still evolving our HoverCare services and events such as this give us the chance to better understand the needs of those on the autistic spectrum while giving our visitors a behind the scenes tour of our hovercraft.”

As well as discovering how simple it is to use the hovercraft for travel between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, all visitors were given a free ticket for two people and a HoverCare card.

CLICK HERE for more about the HoverCare services

Posted on 3rd April 2019 at 10:34 am in Ferry Operators | Hovertravel | Ferry News |

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