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21/02/2017 New Voice for Consumers with Disabilities: UK "Disability Champion" for the Tourism Sector
Tuesday, 21 February 2017. Disabled people will get a fresh chance to make their voices heard as consumers, thanks to a UK government initiative to be announced on Tuesday. Eleven sector champions are being appointed to help make different areas of business more accountable to the disabled. 1 comments
Nearly 600 participants attended yesterday the Official Launch of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. The event took place in the International Tourism Fair of Spain, FITUR, and will be followed by 12 months of global actions aimed at advancing sustainable tourism contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 0 comments
03/01/2017 New Accessible Holiday Villa in Portugal
Accessibility is a priority at Casa do Lago - this incredible disabled friendly property offers luxury accommodation for families with people from all ages, including two wheelchair users among them. 0 comments
Will I Need Personal Assistance Services Abroad? Getting from place to place, taking care of yourself, and getting assistance when needed are all part of the equation. Accessible Madrid provides Personal Assistance Service (PAS) for disabled travellers visiting Madrid, Spain on their vacation. 0 comments
The "ALL FOR ALL - Portuguese Tourism", launched by Turismo de Portugal and addressed to all national tourism players, seeks to mobilize a concerted action to make Portugal a tourist destination increasingly accessible to all. 0 comments
Scandic’s Director of Accessibility, Magnus Berglund, has been invited to speak at the AccessAbility Perspective seminar in Singapore on 22 November 2016. The seminar, arranged by the Embassy of Sweden in Singapore, addresses participants in the hotel and tourist industry and focuses on how the sector can improve accessibility for guests with special needs. 0 comments
We are extremely pleased to announce that Accessible Madrid has been successful in winning the Award as "Accessible Tour Operator of the Year – Spain" at the European Awards 2017. This prize is sponsored by The Luxury Travel Guide. It recognises the dedication and passion of our staff to the promotion and development of accessible travel in Spain. 0 comments
11/11/2016 ATAP, a Discussion Platform on Accessible Tourism in the Asia Pacific Region Started on Facebook
Feeling the need to engage even more actively in discussions and exchange, and to involve a broad range of stakeholders from around the world, a discussion group was created on Facebook: ATAP (Accessible Tourism – Asia Pacific) aiming to raise awareness and increase understanding about accessible and inclusive tourism. 0 comments
On 26 October 2016 the European Parliament approved the directive on making the websites and mobile apps of public sector bodies more accessible. This means that people with disabilities – especially persons with vision or hearing impairments – will have better access to the websites and mobile applications of public services. 0 comments
The event was held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, in relation to the UNWTO Tourism for All theme. Tourism must be inclusive and barrier-free. RAKTDA commits to a plan for international accessible tourism standards across the Emirate. 0 comments
About 500 delegates from 60 countries have convened in Bangkok, Thailand, to take part in the Official Celebrations of the World Tourism Day this year dedicated to the theme ‘Tourism for all: Promoting Universal Accessibility.’ 0 comments
Berlin. September 27 marks the start of the second edition of the worldwide campaign “MapMyDay”. The goal this time: to raise awareness of the barriers that people experience when they are on vacation and travelling. 0 comments