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Projects and Good Practices

The tourism sector already has many examples of good practice which are helping to making travel and tourism accessible for all. But these examples must be better known and followed by the industry in order to bring about innovation and improvements on a wider scale.  The cases shown on these pages are placed here to generate discussion and inspire change.

No example is perfect but these projects and practices show what has been achieved in many different areas of accessible tourism.

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14/02/2013 EU Study: Mapping and Performance Check of the Supply of Accessible Tourism Services in Europe

This research study, which started in February 2013, will assess the presence and the performance of accessible tourism services and facilities along the tourism supply chain, examining best practices and tools to foster tourism accessibility. 0 comments

14/02/2013 EU Study: Economic Impact and Travel Patterns of Accessible Tourism in Europe

This 12-month research study, which started in January 2013, will examine the demand for and economic impact of accessible tourism in Europe. 0 comments

13/01/2013 PEOPLECERT ACCESSIBILITY Certifications for Professionals

To facilitate selection of the best-suited personnel for any hotel position, PEOPLECERT now offers personnel certifications that will ensure a hotel employee is capable of offering the same service quality to individuals with a disability as to any other client. Employment of certified staff can, in turn, create a distinct competitive advantage for the hotel among its competitors. 0 comments

01/11/2012 Cultural Values and Leisure Environments Accessible Roundly - for All

CLEAR aims to serve as a kick-start mechanism for generating a better attitude towards Cultural Values (CVs), rendering them accessible to all and so seen as assets to local development. 0 comments

25/10/2012 Trailblazers. UK Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

Trailblazers is a national network of more than 400 young disabled people who work together on a national and local level to highlight and address the issues that are important to them. We aim to fight the social injustices experienced by young disabled people and to ensure we can gain access to education, employment and the services we require. We are part of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, the leading UK charity focusing on muscular dystrophy and other related conditions. 0 comments

01/05/2012 Social Tourism European Exchanges Platform

The STEEP project aims at creating and developing a web‐based platform as a mechanism intended to facilitate transnational tourism particularly during the low season, and within the different Calypso target groups. It also aims to increase the competitiveness of tourism SME’s by facilitating business opportunities between intermediaries acting on behalf of clients. 0 comments

10/02/2012 JPS Tours, Belgium. Travel Agency and Tour Arranger for Travellers with Learning Difficulties

JPS Tours provides all-inclusive vacation packages for travellers from the ages of 16 to adult with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 0 comments

01/01/2012 Our Friendly Built Environment Portal

The Singapore Building and Construction Authority's (BCA's)Friendly Built Environment Portal was first developed with our local users in mind, to serve as a one-stop portal for information on universal design and accessibility to cater to the special needs of different user groups. We are in the midst of enhancing this portal and will take on board feedback of users to further improve it. 0 comments

15/09/2011 Accessible Tourism Destination Certification Programme by TGB, Belgium

The first international certification programme for accessible tourism destinations has been developed and carried out in Lousã, Portugal by the Belgian Accessibility Office, Toegangelijkheidsbureau (TGB). The Certification Programme is a completely new destination management tool which provides an accurate measure of the excellence of an accessible tourism destination, based on strictly defined criteria. 0 comments

22/05/2011 New Haneda Airport Terminals, Tokyo, Based on Universal Design Principles

Tokyo's new Haneda Airport passenger terminals, opened in October 2010, are based on universal design in accordance with the barrier-free concept to ensure convenience in use of facilities. 0 comments

27/04/2011 Projecto Turismo Inclusivo (Portugal)

The general objective of the project "TOURISM INCLUSIVE - Competencies for Care of People with Disabilities" was to conduct a study that may contribute to the achievement of national policy of inclusion of persons with disabilities, particularly in regard to their access to tourism services by: The identification of specific needs of people with disabilities, on the reception - service - service; The identification of skills, in terms of care and service necessary to meet those needs; The construction of a "package" of training aimed at developing these specific skills. 0 comments

23/12/2010 EUROCITIES: Barrier-Free City for All

The European network of cities, EUROCITIES, has established a Working Group on Barrier-Free Cities for All. The Group is chaired by Ms. Barbara Berninger, City of Berlin. 0 comments

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