Promoting disabled friendly tourist facilities in the cross-border area (NETMEN)
09/04/2008 | 0 comments
The project seeks to promote disabled friendly tourist facilities in the cross-border area of Slovenia-Austria due to disabled people being deprived from using tourist facilities, as well as the rejection of disabled guests by the tourist organisations.
The project is co-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) within the framework of the Initiative Programme of INTERREG Community IIIA Slovenia-Austria 2000-2006. The initiator of the project is ŠENT – National Association for Mental Health.
Within the project we developed a trade mark »disabled friendly« with the intent to differentiate and promote disabled friendly tourist facilities. Different tourist organisations, which will fulfil the criteria that will be determined in advance, will be able to present themselves under the name of this trade mark. It will enable a better overview of the offer intended for the disabled.
The mission of the trade mark »disabled friendly« is creating an environment where disabled tourists will have equal opportunities to indulge in free-time activities, with regard to their ability. It should encourage tourist companies to take part in this trade mark and enable more facilities, suitable for disabled tourists.
The vision of the trade mark »disabled friendly« within the next ten years is having disabled friendly tourist companies in all tourist areas in the cross-border region. It is essential that all the companies that will take part in the trade mark »disabled friendly« meet the criteria requested by the initiator of the project.