Tourism

Handiscover Releases Free Resource on Accessibility Standard for Hotels

Americas, Tourism, March 29 2021

Wheelchair-user sleeping in a hotel room.

United States: Handiscover, a leading accessibility and disability data organization, found that over a third of people with disabilities in America say that hotels have not met their accessibility needs. It is estimated that 60 million people in the United States live with a long-term illness or disability that requires specific… Continue Reading »

Steps Taken for Easy Access to Cultural Heritage Sites for Persons with Disabilities

Asia-Pacific, Tourism, February 12 2021

Photo of Humayuns Tomb

INDIA: The basic public amenities like drinking water, toilets, signages, etc. are available at most of the Centrally Protected Monuments including World Heritage Sites. Further, wheelchairs, ramps, Braille cultural notice boards and disabled friendly public amenities have been provided to make these sites accessible to persons with disabilities. Following steps have… Continue Reading »

Beaches in Vietnam’s Da Nang City to Incorporate Accessible Entrances

Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, Tourism, December 10 2020

People at the My Khe Beach in Da Nang City.

VIETNAM: Entrances accessible to ambulant disabled people will be created in beaches along Da Nang City’s 30-km coastline, the city’s authorities said on Sunday. The work to install 24 such entrances at popular tourist beaches on Vo Nguyen Giap, Hoang Sa, Truong Sa, and Nguyen Tat Thanh streets was approved at… Continue Reading »

Accessible Tourism Identified as ‘Game Changer’ for Destinations

Global, Tourism, December 9 2020

Cover page of the UNWTO Inclusive Recovery Guide

Ensuring accessibility for tourists with specific access requirements can be a “game changer” for destinations around the world as they look to bounce back from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The organization is aiming to make clear the importance of placing inclusivity at the centre of… Continue Reading »

Accessible Tourism: UNWTO Inclusive Recovery Guide – Socio-Cultural Impacts of COVID-19, Issue I Persons with Disabilities

Assistive Technology, Disaster, Global, Tourism, December 3 2020

Ensuring accessibility for tourists with specific access requirements can be a ‘game changer’ for destinations around the world as they look to bounce back from the impacts of the pandemic. A new set of  Inclusive Recovery Guides from the World Tourism Organization, produced in partnership with the European Network for Accessible… Continue Reading »

Greek Acropolis to Improve Accessibility for All Visitors

Built Environment, Europe, Tourism, November 12 2020

three tourists of which one person is on a wheelchair.

GREECE: Work is underway to create a path for wheelchair users, elderly citizens and others with mobility problems to see the Acropolis in Athens up close. The project is funded by the Onassis Foundation, which also donated the improved  Acropolis illuminations. However, the cement on the archaeological site, stirred reactions on social media. In… Continue Reading »

Caritas Macau Plans to Run Travel Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Asia-Pacific, Tourism, October 14 2020

Man speaking at a press conference with a mask on.

Caritas Macau has plans to run a travel agency as a social enterprise to help people with disabilities go on trips, Caritas Macau Secretary General Paul Pun Chi Meng said on Monday. Pun made the remarks during Monday’s press conference about the 51st Caritas Macau Charity Bazaar. The press conference… Continue Reading »

Accessibility at Smart Tourism Destinations: 2nd edition of the TUR4all Congress (Webinar series)

Europe, Tourism, Webinar, September 3 2020

Logo of Accessibility at Smart Tourism Destinations: 2nd edition of the TUR4all Congress (Webinar series)

SPAIN: The Spanish Representative Platform for People with Physical Disabilities, PREDIF, and the Region of Valencia Tourist Board will once again be partnering to bring about the 2nd TUR4all Congress on the theme of “Accessibility at Smart Tourism Destinations”. From 9th to 30th November 2020, a total of 20 webinars will… Continue Reading »

I Love NY Unveils Accessible New York Initiative

Americas, Tourism, August 12 2020

PHOTO: I Love NY's Accessible New York site includes trip ideas for wheelchair-accessible destination like Niagara Falls. (Photo via Orchidpoet/iStock/Getty Images Plus)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: In tandem with the 30th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, I Love NY unveiled Accessible New York, an initiative designed to enhance the travel experiences of visitors with disabilities. The Accessible New York website will serve as an information hub to publicize accessible attractions for people… Continue Reading »

New Guidelines to Ensure Accessibility and Inclusivity in Global Tourism

Tourism, August 4 2020

person in a wheelchair on a beach facing the sea

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is calling on destinations to recognize the needs of travelers with disabilities or specific access requirements as they open up to visitors again. In partnership with the ONCE Foundation of Spain and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT), the United Nations specialized agency has released new guidelines… Continue Reading »


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