• Tourism

    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 »

    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 »