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    Tourism

    Accessible tourism has a long way to go in India

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As Kerala joins the rest of the world to celebrate World Tourism Day with the theme ‘Tourism for All — Promoting Universal Accessibility’ on Tuesday, the State is nowhere near the UNWTO goal of ‘Tourism for All’ agenda and in the development of accessible tourism infrastructure, products and services. Even after earning a name… Continue Reading »

    Accessible tourism will benefit everyone: UN officials

    Noting the obstacles that persons with disabilities or those with other access requirements face in taking advantage of fundamental aspects of travel, senior United Nations officials today urged policy-makers, travel planners and companies that work with persons with disabilities to work together to make travel more accessible. “Everyone has the right to access leisure and… Continue Reading »

    Nagaland government aims to improve tourism accessibility

    KOHIMA, INDIA: In line with ‘Tourism for all: Promoting universal accessibility,’ the theme of this year’s World Tourism Day, the Nagaland Tourism Department today distributed wheelchairs to some hotels and home stays in Kohima to be used for guests. It was handed over by Merentoshi R. Jamir, MLA and Advisor to the Chief Minister and… Continue Reading »

    Oman Tourism College to launch new project on World Tourism Day

    MUSCAT: Oman Tourism College plans to imbibe the spirit of this year’s World Tourism Day slogan—Tourism for All—as promoted by the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation), in its academic programmes. The institution, which is the Sultanate’s only tourism college, will launch the “Tourism for All Student Project” on September 27, which is observed as… Continue Reading »

    Thailand to host World Tourism Day 2016 on accessible tourism

    Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok will host World Tourism Day 2016, which has the theme of “Tourism for All: Promoting Universal Accessibility”, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). This year’s theme aims to raise people’s awareness on the importance of tourism, and its impacts on social, cultural, political and economic affairs, said… Continue Reading »

    Accessible Tourism, theme of World Tourism Day 2016

    MADRID: Tourism for all: people with disabilities, senior citizens and families travelling with small children, and sooner or later all citizens will appreciate the advantages of universal accessibility. This is why United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has chosen to celebrate World Tourism Day 2016 on the theme of accessible tourism. Official celebrations will take… Continue Reading »

    Ras Al Khaimah to host UAE World Tourism Day Conference

    RAS AL KHAIMAH: Ras Al Khaimah will host the UAE’s World Tourism Day Conference under the theme ‘Tourism for All – Promoting Universal Accessibility’. This is the second World Tourism Day conference being held in Ras Al Khaimah. The conference is associated with the 2016 United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) World Tourism Day focus… Continue Reading »

    Tourism for All: Promoting Universal Accessibility

    KINGSTON, JAMAICA:  The Ministry of Tourism, its agencies and industry partners will seek to further raise awareness about the role Jamaica is playing in promoting responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism, during its annual celebration of Tourism Awareness Week (TAW). This is in-keeping with the Ministry’s drive to ensure that the benefits of tourism are… Continue Reading »

    MACOHA demands accessible tourism

    MALAWI: Employees of the Malawi Council for the Handicapped (MACOHA) have demanded accessible tourism for persons with disabilities to make tourist destinations accessible. The failure to align the tourism attractions with the Constitution as well as the Disability Act came clear on Saturday when the Department of Tourism shuttled people with disabilities from Macoha headquarters… Continue Reading »