World Tourism Day 2016 To Focus On Tourism for All - Promoting Universal Accessibility
30/06/2016 | 0 comments
Tourism for All!
The UNWTO calls on tourism actors and stakeholders to spread the word of both the importance and immense benefits universal accessibility has and can bring to society at large.
World Tourism Day Theme, 2016
Accessible Tourism for all is about the creation of environments that can cater for the needs of all of us, whether we are traveling or staying at home. May that be due to a disability, even temporary, families with small children, or the ageing population, at some point in our lives, sooner or later, we all benefit from universal accessibility in tourism.
Which is why, we want to call upon the right for all of the world’s citizens to experience the incredible diversity of our planet and the beauty of the world we live in. On this year’s World Tourism Day help us spread the word of both the importance and immense benefits universal accessibility has and can bring to society at large.
Ever since its inception, World Tourism Day is celebrated on 27 September to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. As the official day set aside in the United Nations Calendar the celebration seeks to highlight tourisms potential to contribute to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), addressing some of the most pressing challenges society is faced with today.
Bangkok, 28.9.2016. Slide presentations by Ivor Ambrose, ENAT will be posted on this page on 30th September.
Go to the UNWTO's World Tourism Day webpage.
- UNWTO Official text and video message from UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai
- UNWTO Communication Kit
- UNWTO Share Your Event page
- UNWTO Official Celebrations
- UNWTO Learn More about Tourism For All - Resources
ONCE Foundation, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT) have committed to the renewal of the collaboration agreement signed in 2011 by the three organisations, to conduct a series of joint actions. Its main objectives are the promotion and development of tourism for all, including people with disabilities.