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North Karelia University of Applied Sciences: Accessible Tourism Project

23/03/2010 | 0 comments

North Karelia project photo outdoor barbecueThe objective of the project is to develop nature tourism services for a wider scale of customers. Another aim is to support organisations providing nature tourism services in their development of accessible environments and services. In addition, an objective is to launch strategic and persistent development for evaluating, instructing, and classifying accessible nature tourism.

Implementation of the project

1. Planning of procedures for advancing accessible nature tourism
2. Development of the operational environments and services of attending organisations (surveys,
recommendations, plans)
3. Development of evaluation methods for accessible nature tourism resorts in cooperation with national partners
4. Development of guidelines for accessibility factors at nature tourism resorts
5. Compiling of background material for classifying accessibility. An experimental classification will be created,
which requires special expertise as regards certification and auditing.
6. An open seminar and training about accessibility
7. National and international exchange of information between expert organisations
8. Compiling of a publication on accessible nature tourism

Project funding: North Karelia Regional Environment Centre and the European Regional Development Fund.

Contact person: Ms Kaisa Mantsinen, Development centre for devices for independent living (ISAK), North Karelia University of Applied Sciences.
Email: Kaisa [dot] Mantsinen [at] pkamk [dot]fi

Download the project description in PDF format from the right-hand panel, in English or Finnish.

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General Information

Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
Language(s): EN | FI
Start Year: 2008
End Year: 2010
Countries: Finland


Publisher: North Karelia University of Applied Sciences
Date published on the web: 31/12/2009

Target Group(s)

Consumers / travellers / tourists | Older people / Seniors | Organisations of disabled people | Organisations of older people | People with a service animal | People with disabilities | People with hearing impairments | People with learning difficulties | People with long-term health problems | People with mobility impairments | People with visual impairments | Policy makers /Decision makers / Government | Professionals and professional bodies | Public administrators / Authorities | Students | Tourist venue owners / managers | Wheelchair users


Accessibility auditing | Accessibility information, access guides | Accommodation services | Adventure | Age-related issues, (seniors) | Camping | Customer relations | Disability, disabilities, technical aids | Information and Communication Technologies | Management of tourist venues and attractions | Natural Phenomena | Nature holidays | Publishing | Special services for disabled visitors | Tourist information services | Young childrens' and families' holidays and services