International Conference on Accessible Adventure

Asia-Pacific, Events, Tourism, March 5 2018

ICCA poster

POKHARA, NEPAL: The upcoming 3-day International Conference on Accessible Adventure (ICAA 2018) to be held on March 29‐31, 2018 at the Shangri‐La Village Resort in Pokhara, Nepal. The conference will focus on international best practices in inclusive tourism for “slow‐walker” seniors and travelers with disabilities relative leading to improved tourism… Continue Reading »

Joyce Cook receives CBE for services to Sport and Accessibility

Built Environment, Europe, Tourism, Universal Design, January 3 2018

LONDON, UK: As midnight struck in London on 30 December 2017, the latest names to be recognized in the traditional Queen’s New Year Honours List were revealed: a mix of politicians, stars of music, culture and sport, and community champions. Among the list was the citation: Joyce Evelyn, Mrs. COOK,… Continue Reading »

Memphis Airport uses Aira smart glasses to simplify airport experience for blind and low vision travelers

Americas, Assistive Technology, Tourism, January 2 2018

Person shown demonstrating use of Aira technology and app

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE (USA):  Memphis International Airport (MEM) has announced a partnership with technology company Aira that will help to simplify the airport experience for blind and low vision travelers. Through the new program, passengers at MEM can access the Aira Airport network powered by its Site Access technology and connect… Continue Reading »

Myanmar ready for accessible tourism

Asia-Pacific, News, Tourism, November 8 2017

Wheelchair User on the Beach

Myanmar is now open for travel by travelers with disabilities and senior travelers, claimed Myanmar Accessible Tourism Center (MATC) which is pioneering barrier free travel in the country. MATC recently conducted a sponsored tour program in major destinations in Myanmar in collaboration with a French wheelchair blogger, I Wheel Travel.… Continue Reading »

VisitEngland and VisitScotland Launch Accessibility Guides

Europe, News, Tourism, October 29 2017


With more than half of people with access requirements avoiding going to new places if they can’t find information about accessibility, VisitEngland and VisitScotland have formed a unique partnership to help businesses tap into the lucrative Accessible Tourism market. The national tourism organisations have launched a new, free to use… Continue Reading »

Sasol invites World Tourism Day visitors to understand accessibility

Middle East, News, Tourism, October 3 2017

DOHA: Supporting an agenda for inclusive tourism, Sasol, the South African energy giant, unveiled its ‘Understand Accessibility’ program in partnership with Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) with the inclusion of 9-dimensional virtual reality (9-D VR) chairs at the official World Tourism Day (WTD) celebrations hosted in Doha recently. Organised by the… Continue Reading »

VisitLanarkshire develops accessible guides

Europe, News, Tourism, September 4 2017

Wheelchair access onto beach

VisitLanarkshire is on target to provide accessibility guides for all the region’s attractions and accommodation providers by 2020. The area’s official tourism body which now offers accessibility information for 62% of all attractions, has set the 100% goal as part of the Lanarkshire’s Area Tourism Strategy. Accessibility guides or statements… Continue Reading »

Entrepreneurs lead the way in accessible travel

Americas, News, Tourism, July 16 2017

CNN Business Traveller meets two British entrepreneurs whose own disabilities have helped inspire business opportunities and reshape the travel experience. Watch the video below: Source: CNN

Iran to launch online database of accessible historical and cultural places

Middle East, News, Tourism, July 10 2017

Tehran Mosque

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 Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization. “The database will provide detailed information on accessibility of sites of attraction across Iran for people with physical disabilities,”… Continue Reading »

Tourism department to make its facilities accessible for persons with disabilities

Asia-Pacific, Tourism, May 22 2017

Wheelchair user at Tokyo Big Sight

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… Continue Reading »

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