UNWTO Report Enables Inclusive Tourism, Destinations’ Contribution to SDGs

Americas, News, Tourism, November 13 2018

Floating wheelchair on a beach next to a sign indicating the adjacent beach access mat

NEW YORK, USA: The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and UNWTO affiliate member globaldit launched a report on UN Day 2018. The report presents a model for inclusive tourism destinations, focusing on the capacity of tourism to integrate disadvantaged groups and benefit from its activity. Titled, ‘Global Report on Inclusive Tourism… Continue Reading »

“Hands to Discover” Leads the Way in Accessibility for Travelers

Europe, News, Tourism, August 27 2018

'Hands to Discover' staff posing with hands open, palms facing forward

PORTUGAL; EUROPE: Offering tailor-made information and on-site services for the hearing-impaired can ensure deaf people access to the universal right to travel with no barriers to accessibility, but one can find such services in few countries. Meanwhile, in Portugal one online platform is leading the way. Have you wondered what… Continue Reading »

CN Tower Launches Free Virtual Reality Viewfinder App

Americas, News, Tourism, August 13 2018

Pink blossom branch against clear blue sky background in front of CN Tower, Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA: Fuzz Productions and Toronto’s CN Tower, Canada’s National Tower, together announced the release of  the new CN Tower Viewfinder app, which is  designed and developed by Fuzz Productions in Brooklyn, NY. Created to enrich the experience of on-site visitors, the app represents the first and only attraction in Canada… Continue Reading »

Travel With Ease: How Singapore Is Catering to Visitors with Special Accessibility Needs

Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, Tourism, May 8 2018

Accessible entrance is indicated with proper signs and tactile tiles

SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA: With an aging population, Singapore has been tackling accessibility needs head-on with a series of changes to the city’s infrastructure. Today, it’s one of the most travel-friendly cities in the world for those with accessibility needs, so if you’re looking for delicious Asian food and a cultural adventure, Singapore… Continue Reading »

2nd World Summit on Accessible Tourism – Destinations for All 2018

Europe, Events, Tourism, March 27 2018

World Summit on Accessible Tourism Destinations for All Logo

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The second edition of the World Summit Destinations for All will take place in Brussels, October 1-2, 2018, under the auspices of Kéroul and CAWaB. The aim of the event is to give concrete expression to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Recommendations on Accessible Tourism. For more information: The… Continue Reading »

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 »

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