• Tourism

    VisitEngland and VisitScotland Launch Accessibility Guides

    With more than half of people with access requirements avoiding going to new places if they can’t find information about accessibility, VisitEngland and VisitScotland have formed a unique partnership to help businesses tap into the lucrative Accessible Tourism market. The national tourism organisations have launched a new, free to use website for the easy production… Continue Reading »

    Sasol invites World Tourism Day visitors to understand accessibility

    DOHA: Supporting an agenda for inclusive tourism, Sasol, the South African energy giant, unveiled its ‘Understand Accessibility’ program in partnership with Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) with the inclusion of 9-dimensional virtual reality (9-D VR) chairs at the official World Tourism Day (WTD) celebrations hosted in Doha recently. Organised by the UNWTO and QTA, WTD brought… Continue Reading »

    VisitLanarkshire develops accessible guides

    VisitLanarkshire is on target to provide accessibility guides for all the region’s attractions and accommodation providers by 2020. The area’s official tourism body which now offers accessibility information for 62% of all attractions, has set the 100% goal as part of the Lanarkshire’s Area Tourism Strategy. Accessibility guides or statements cater for a range of… Continue Reading »

    Entrepreneurs lead the way in accessible travel

    CNN Business Traveller meets two British entrepreneurs whose own disabilities have helped inspire business opportunities and reshape the travel experience. Watch the video below: Source: CNN

    Iran to launch online database of accessible historical and cultural places

    TEHRAN: An online database of historical and cultural places that have disability access will be launched in two weeks, according to the head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization. “The database will provide detailed information on accessibility of sites of attraction across Iran for people with physical disabilities,” ISNA quoted Zahra Ahmadipour as… Continue Reading »

    Tourism department to make its facilities accessible for persons with disabilities

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With a declared policy to initiate barrier-free tourism in the state, the tourism department will make all its facilities, including parks and hotels and other properties in various destinations, persons with disabilities before taking on board the owners of private properties and other service providers. The immediate target is to make all public parks… Continue Reading »

    Move to make city more accessible for tourists with disabilities

    SOUTH ARFICA: The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality is on a mission to make the city more accessible by improving accessibility to all tourism hotspots. Raising awareness about the struggle of persons with disabilities, the metro has trained tour guides to be sensitive to the needs of those with disabilities and avoid marginalising them. There are… Continue Reading »

    Future international standard on accessible tourism for all

    From the initiative of the ONCE Foundation, the Spanish Association for Standardization (UNE) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the first working meeting for the development of an International Standard on Accessible Tourism for All was held in Madrid on 13-14 February. The Technical Committee TC 228, responsible for tourism and related services within the… Continue Reading »

    New guide opens tourism opportunities for persons with disabilities

    The Palaszczuk Government has launched a new guide to help grow Queensland’s accessible tourism market and break down barriers preventing persons with disabilities from enjoying a holiday. Disability Services Minister Coralee O’Rourke said the Inclusive Tourism guide had been developed to increase the sector’s knowledge about accessibility and legal obligations relating to inclusiveness. “Disability impacts… Continue Reading »