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ITB Berlin Accessible Tourism Market Potential and Best Practices

17/03/2010 | 0 comments


Photo: ITB Workshop on Accessible Tourism for All. (TFA UK)

Brian Seaman of Tourism for All UK reports: On Friday the 12th March, ITB Berlin, the largest tourism trade exhibition of its kind, hosted a two hour workshop on accessible tourism.

In front of an audience of 80 trade representatives, panellists discussed how Europe is meeting the needs of disabled visitors, followed by an in-depth Questions and Answers session hosted by SAT 1 TV presenter Bettina Cramer.

Principally this session was about good practice and how the requirements of disabled people are being met in Europe, the barriers to tourism for disabled people and how these might be overcome.

Participants included:

Dirk Janczewski, Founder of Barrier-Free-Tourism.eu www.barrierfree-tourism.com/

Lillian Muller, President of ENAT - the European Network for Accessible Tourism www.accessibletourism.org

Mohammed Al-Tarawneh Vice-Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and Honorary ENAT Member  www.ohchr.org/

Dr Rudiger Leidner - President of the Coordination Board on Tourism of the German Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired  http://natko.de/

Angel David Herrera González - Counsellor of Tourism for Arona in Tenerife www.arona.org/

Brian Seaman of Tourism for All UK www.tourismforall.org.uk

Download the speech by ENAT President, Lilian Müller from the right-hand panel in PDF format.

 

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