• Tourism

    Making tourism accessible to people with disabilities

    SANTO DOMINGO: The first annual Congress on Accessible Tourism in Dominican Republic opened Thursday to publicize the need to increase the number of foreign visitors with disabilities, where local and international public and private entities analyze business opportunities and the niche market’s challenges. This event which promotes the creation of a National Tourism Strategic Plan… Continue Reading »

    Grey County seeks tourism, accessibility committee members

    Grey County is seeking dedicated members to fill vacancies on the Tourism Advisory Committee and Accessibility Advisory Committee. Mileage will be compensated. Applications for both committees are due Monday, February 2. The Tourism Advisory Committee helps supports Grey County’s strategic plan of securing the County’s place as Ontario’s recreational jewel and of expanding the prosperity… Continue Reading »

    DSWD urges tourism industry to be accessible for persons with disabilities

    ILOILO CITY, PHILIPPINES: Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-6 Regional Director Evelyn Macapobre urged tourism stakeholders to ensure barrier-free tourist destinations for persons with disabilities. In the Regional Forum on Accessible Tourism held Monday at Hotel Del Rio here, Macapobre said that persons with disabilities should also get what’s due them in tourism areas… Continue Reading »

    DSWD urges tourism industry to be accessible for persons with disabilities

    ILOILO CITY, PHILIPPINES: Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-6 Regional Director Evelyn Macapobre urged tourism stakeholders to ensure barrier-free tourist destinations for persons with disabilities. In the Regional Forum on Accessible Tourism held Monday at Hotel Del Rio here, Macapobre said that persons with disabilities should also get what’s due them in tourism areas and… Continue Reading »

    Department of Tourism gears up for accessible tourism

    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Tourism-Western Visayas is gearing up for accessible tourism awareness program for persons with disabilities in all tourism facilities and destinations in the Philippines. DOT Regional Director Helen Catalbas said, that in line with the agency’s commitment to promote a barrier-free tourism industry, the Office of Tourism Standards and Regulations, DOT central… Continue Reading »

    Department of Tourism gears up for accessible tourism

    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Tourism-Western Visayas is gearing up for accessible tourism awareness program for persons with disabilities  in all tourism facilities and destinations in the Philippines. DOT Regional Director Helen Catalbas said, that in line with the agency’s commitment to promote a barrier-free tourism industry, the Office of Tourism Standards and Regulations, DOT central… Continue Reading »

    International Conference on Accessible Tourism in Georgia

    BATUMI, GEORGIA: The 2nd International Conference “Accessible Tourism for Economic Development and Social Responsibility” will be held on November 21-24  2014 in Batumi, Georgia The aims of the conference are  “Promotion of accessible tourism for social inclusion and economic development” Conference format includes  sessions: The opening ceremony of the conference, presentations made by the local and international organizations… Continue Reading »

    UNWTO Conference on Accessible Tourism in Europe

    Policies and measures to promote universal accessibility in tourism will be at the center of the 1st UNWTO European Conference on Accessible Tourism, jointly organized by UNWTO and the Government of the Republic of San Marino in 19-20 November 2014. Accessible Tourism for All defines the appropriate measures to ensure that persons with disabilities have access,… Continue Reading »

    World Summit on Tourism and Transportation for Persons with Disabilities

    MONTREAL: World Summit on Destinations for All, addressing the themes of tourism, culture and transportation for persons with physical disabilities will be held in Montréal on 19 to 22 October 2014. The number of international tourist arrivals is expected to climb to one billion in 2012. Persons with physical disabilities account for roughly 15% of… Continue Reading »