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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 Continue reading the story...

VisitEngland launches national marketing campaign to promote accessible tourism

In the spirit of Olympic and Paralympic legacy, VisitEngland launches a national marketing campaign aimed at championing and improving accessible tourism in England, a sector worth Continue reading the story...

19 destinations across Europe win awards for accessible and sustainable tourism

BRUSSELS: The European tourism sector remains strong amidst the economic crisis, but European destinations must continue finding ways to stay competitive and expand into new markets. Continue reading the story...

Spain promotes accessible tourism

MADRID: Madrid has a standing commitment to tourism for all, as illustrated by the 6th Accessible Tourism Guide to Madrid. This publication offers up-to-date, detailed information Continue reading the story...

Georgia to host conference on accessible tourism

The upcoming conference on “Accessible Tourism – for social inclusion and economic development” that will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia on July 17, 2013. The host of the conference Continue reading the story...

VisitEngland announces new marketing campaign to develop and promote accessible tourism

VisitEngland unveiled plans for a national marketing campaign to promote accessible tourism in England next year. The national tourist board will work with five destinations to Continue reading the story...

International networks to collaborate to improve accessible tourism

Two leading organizations in the fields of sustainable tourism and accessible tourism have agreed to collaborate on new initiatives to improve the quality of tourist destinations Continue reading the story...

UNWTO and partners to promote accessible tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the ONCE Foundation for Cooperation and Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT) have Continue reading the story...

Manifesto for the Promotion of Accessible Tourism: Italy

Manifesto text – Manifesto for the Promotion of Accessible Tourism Putting into effect art. 30 of UN Convention concerning disabled people rights ratified by Law n.18 Continue reading the story...

Iran to launch online database of accessible historical and cultural places

TEHRAN: An online database of historical and cultural places that have disability access will be launched in two weeks, according to the head of Iran’s Cultural Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

Accessible tour packages for persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI, INDIA: In a first, one of India’s largest travel companies has launched tour packages for persons with disabilities. Cox & Kings has come out Continue reading the story...

Time to make Malaysia accessible for persons with disabilities

MALAYSIA: It’s high time to drive efforts in making Malaysia a reputable accessible tourism destination, said Tourism and Culture Ministry (Motac) deputy secretary-general (tourism) Datuk Rashidi Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

Fort Kochi to become accessible heritage site in Kerala

INDIA: Kerala is one destination which is there in almost every traveller’s bucket list. Right from its backwaters to its verdant slopes, the state attracts travellers Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

19 hotels recognized for being accessible for persons with disabilities

PHILIPPINES: Old age, disability, or having small children should not be obstacles to traveling. This was the message of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (WTO) Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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, Continue reading the story...

Indian government plans to make 144 tourist sites accessible for persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI: The government plans to set up solar wheelchairs, battery-driven carts, and accessible toilets at 145 cultural landmarks such as the Taj Mahal and Jagannath Continue reading the story...

Dubai on way to become accessible city

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) began the second workshop of the ‘Accessible Environments for Persons with Disability’ as part of its efforts to realise the Continue reading the story...

Georgia to make tourist attractions accessible

GEORGIA: Within the next year Georgia’s oldest city, Mtskheta, one of the most attractive destinations for tourists, will fit ramps so people using wheelchairs can access Continue reading the story...

Milan airports launch guide to accessible landmarks

MILAN: SEA Aeroporti Milano launched a complimentary guide (pdf) to Milan’s accessible landmarks and ways to get to EXPO 2015. Developed in collaboration with Where, a leading Continue reading the story...

Call to make Doha more accessible for persons with disabilities

DOHA: Experts have called for making Doha more accessible to persons with disabilities. Despite the considerable presence of persons with disabilities in the country, accessibility and connectivity Continue reading the story...

Malaysian travel agencies urged to promote accessible travel packages

Local tourism companies that cater to travelers with disabilities are being urged to take part in a travel mart next week when Malaysia hosts the 5th Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

Accessible environment for persons with disabilities

PHILIPPINES: The nationwide observance of National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week (NDPRW) starts on July 17, 2014, and cultimates on July 23, 2014, the 150th birth Continue reading the story...

City Council wants public buildings accessible for persons with disabilities

PHILIPPINES: Persons with disabilities in Cebu City may soon have easier access to recreational areas and other public places. The City Council has passed an ordinance that Continue reading the story...

‘Boycott tourist places not accessible for people with disabilities’

JEDDAH: Prince Sultan bin Salman, President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), has called on domestic tourists to boycott hotels, apartments and recreational Continue reading the story...

Forum discusses ways to make Mena Region accessible for travelers with disabilities

AMMAN: Measures to facilitate the accessibility of destinations such as Jordan and the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region for travelers with disabilities were discussed at Continue reading the story...

New map makes Hamilton CBD more accessible

NEW ZEALAND: A new map developed by Hamilton City Council will help people with disabilities find their way around the CBD more easily. Hamilton CBD Accessible Continue reading the story...

New Irish standard on Universal Design for customer engagement in tourism services

A new Irish standard (I.S.) 373:2013 entitled, ‘Universal Design for customer engagement in tourism services’ was launched on the 30th May 2013. The standards published by Continue reading the story...

European Commission launches surveys on accessibility of tourism services

The European Commission has launched two surveys to gather information about the accessibility of tourism services and facilities from tourism businesses on one side and from Continue reading the story...

VisitEngland launches new accessibility guide for tourism businesses

National tourist board VisitEngland launches Speak Up! – a free online guide designed to help tourism businesses market their accessibility to travelers with disabilities.  Packed full of information, Continue reading the story...

Listen Up – a new guide for tourism businesses

National tourist board VisitEngland has joined forces with UK charity Action on Hearing Loss (ACL) to launch Listen Up! – a new guide for tourism businesses.  Designed to Continue reading the story...

UNWTO and Italy advance accessibility in Tourism

Ensuring that tourism facilities and sites meet the needs of persons with disabilities, both as a key means of promoting tourism for all and as an Continue reading the story...

Museum to be accessible soon for persons with disabilities

CUTTACK: The Netaji museum at Odia Bazaar would become accessible soon for persons with disabilities. The museum trust has earmarked US$ 3670 to make the museum premises Continue reading the story...

Malta aims to boost tourism for persons with disabilities

Malta will be trying to lure elderly tourists and people with disabilities from European countries to boost the tourism low season between November and March. Social tourism Continue reading the story...
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