• Tourism

    Greece to Introduce its Accessible Tourism Side

      GREECE: Aiming to promote Greece as a world top accessible tourism destination, the Greek Tourism Ministry on Tuesday announced that it will hold a familiarization (fam) trip for Greek and foreign Paralympic athletes to introduce the country’s accessible beaches. Photo source: seatrac – TOBEA The fam trip will be held in Alimos (Attica) and Ilida(Western Greece), two Greek… Continue Reading »

    Machu Picchu Becomes Wheelchair Accessible

    PERU: Machu Picchu, the hugely popular Incan settlement in Peru, is finally wheelchair accessible thanks to a new tour. Wheel the World, an accessible travel company set up so wheelchair users could enjoy bucket list experiences previously off limits to them, launched its first ever Machu Picchu itinerary a few months ago. The business was set… Continue Reading »

    Goa Carnival 2019 promises to be wheelchair accessible

    India: The famous annual Carnival of Goa is round the corner and this year it promises to be super special. For the first time, the carnival beginning on 2 March, will be a wheelchair accessible festival with inclusive fun for everyone. The carnival is a four-day-long festival that starts from the state capital Panaji and… Continue Reading »

    UNWTO Report Enables Inclusive Tourism, Destinations’ Contribution to SDGs

    NEW YORK, USA: The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and UNWTO affiliate member globaldit launched a report on UN Day 2018. The report presents a model for inclusive tourism destinations, focusing on the capacity of tourism to integrate disadvantaged groups and benefit from its activity. Titled, ‘Global Report on Inclusive Tourism Destinations Model and Success Stories,’… Continue Reading »

    “Hands to Discover” Leads the Way in Accessibility for Travelers

    PORTUGAL; EUROPE: Offering tailor-made information and on-site services for the hearing-impaired can ensure deaf people access to the universal right to travel with no barriers to accessibility, but one can find such services in few countries. Meanwhile, in Portugal one online platform is leading the way. Have you wondered what challenges await a hearing-impaired person… Continue Reading »

    CN Tower Launches Free Virtual Reality Viewfinder App

    TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA: Fuzz Productions and Toronto’s CN Tower, Canada’s National Tower, together announced the release of  the new CN Tower Viewfinder app, which is  designed and developed by Fuzz Productions in Brooklyn, NY. Created to enrich the experience of on-site visitors, the app represents the first and only attraction in Canada to offer a virtual reality… Continue Reading »

    Travel With Ease: How Singapore Is Catering to Visitors with Special Accessibility Needs

    SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA: With an aging population, Singapore has been tackling accessibility needs head-on with a series of changes to the city’s infrastructure. Today, it’s one of the most travel-friendly cities in the world for those with accessibility needs, so if you’re looking for delicious Asian food and a cultural adventure, Singapore makes a great vacation destination.… Continue Reading »

    2nd World Summit on Accessible Tourism – Destinations for All 2018

    BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The second edition of the World Summit Destinations for All will take place in Brussels, October 1-2, 2018, under the auspices of Kéroul and CAWaB. The aim of the event is to give concrete expression to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Recommendations on Accessible Tourism. For more information: https://www.destinationsforall2018.eu/ The first edition of the Summit… Continue Reading »

    International Conference on Accessible Adventure

    POKHARA, NEPAL: The upcoming 3-day International Conference on Accessible Adventure (ICAA 2018) to be held on March 29‐31, 2018 at the Shangri‐La Village Resort in Pokhara, Nepal. The conference will focus on international best practices in inclusive tourism for “slow‐walker” seniors and travelers with disabilities relative leading to improved tourism facilities, services, and marketing that… Continue Reading »