Lousã - Accessible Tourism Destination, Portugal
16/11/2008 | 0 comments
Located in the central region of Portugal, Lousã is an area which epitomises the unspoilt beauty of the Serra da Lousã mountain landscape.
Following an initiative to host the first National Accessible Tourism Conference in April 2007, Lousã civil society organised a Task Force to plan for the development of Lousã as the first Accessible Tourism Destination in Portugal. The project, which is supported by national and EU funding, aims to serve as an example both nationally and internationally.
One of the first actions of the Task Force has been the launch of an "Accessible Lousã" label for public and private enterprises. Over 100 members of the scheme have received the label, advertising their commitment to the objective of accessibility for disabled people, and their willingness to take concrete measures to improve access, so as to make Lousã a destination suitable for all visitors.
The website is currently in Portuguese, and will be available in English, French and Spanish in due course.
Provedoria da Deficiência - C. M. Lousã is an Associate Member of ENAT.
Photo of Talasnal schist village, Lousã region