• Tourism

    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 »

    Seminar on accessible tourism

    PHILIPPINES: Stakeholders in the tourism industry, transport sector, tour guides and other concerned sectors in the region will convene on Tuesday, November 15, in Zamboanga City for a seminar on “How to Handle Persons with Disabilities” in the tourism industry. Zamboanga City Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar said the activity is organized by the National Council… Continue Reading »

    Ajman Tourism launches visitor guide in Braille

    The Ajman Tourism Development Department, ATDD, has announced the launch of Ajman Visitors’ Guide in Braille, the tactile writing system used by people who are blind or have low vision. The move follows the directives of Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, and Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al… Continue Reading »

    Increased accessibility for tourists with disabilities pushed

    PHILIPPINES: Advocates  said the government and the private sector need to invest more on accessibility for the country to become a preferred destination for persons with disabilities. Swiss national and Circle of Friends Foundation Inc. (Coffi) founder Margaretha Gloor said companies lack the awareness needed for them to look at the needs of persons with… Continue Reading »

    Department of Tourism Focuses on Accessibility

    PHILIPPINES: The Central Luzon office of the Department of Tourism is focusing on accessibility of tourism destinations north of Manila to promote travel to the region and even advocating it as a theme of the North Philippines (NorthPhil) Expo to send the message across. DOT Central Luzon Director Ronnie P. Tiotuico cited accessibility as key… Continue Reading »

    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 »