• Tourism

    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 »

    DESA Forum for Accessible Tourism and Sustainable Development for All

    WASHINGTON, DC: Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) in collaboration with the UN Office for South-South Cooperation and the Organization of American States (OAS) plans to organize a forum on “Accessible Tourism and Sustainable Development for All” on 17 November 2014 in Washington, DC. The Forum will be held as part of the 2014… Continue Reading »

    International Conference on Accessible Tourism

    The 5th International Conference on Accessible Tourism (ICAT) 2014 organized by Beautiful Gate Foundation for the Disabled, will be held on December 4-7, 2014, at MBPJ Civic Hall, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, Activities and programs of the event are carefully designed to disseminate practical knowledge and information on accessible tourism encompassing accessible touristic sights, accommodation,… Continue Reading »

    International Conference on Accessible Tourism

    The 5th International Conference on Accessible Tourism (ICAT) 2014 organized by Beautiful Gate Foundation for the Disabled, will be held on December 4-7, 2014, at MBPJ Civic Hall, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. Activities and programs of the event are carefully designed to disseminate practical knowledge and information on accessible tourism encompassing accessible touristic sights, accommodation,… Continue Reading »

    Lack of accessible tourism costing economy billions

    Researchers at the University of Surrey have found that the European tourism sector is losing out on as much as €142 billion every year due to poor infrastructure, services and attitudes towards travelers with disabilities. The research project, which was funded by the European Commission, found that travelers within the EU who required special access… Continue Reading »