Access Israel's 13th International Webinar on Accessible Tourism 2023

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15 Professional lectures by leading speakers from around the world. New advanced practices and initiatives and more.

Free Webinar

by Access Israel Organisation

Speakers in the field of Accessible Tourism will make short presentations on subjects including: national and international tourism policies, standards, good practices and guidance tools, business cases, accessible air travel, data-driven solutions and accessible destination development.   

Date: 24 May 2023
Time: 15:00 to 18:00 Brussels time (CEST) / 16.00 to 19:00 Israel time (EEST)

With American Sign Language interpretation and Closed Captioning in English and Hebrew.

Further information and Zoom access at:
Access Israel Event link 


16:00 – Opening and Accessibility Arrangements – Michal Rimon, CEO Access Israel
16:10 – Opening Statements - Anna Konigseder, Director, Business Partnerships and Operations, Zero Project
16:15 – Igor Stefanovic, Specialist for Accessible Tourism, Ethics, Culture and Social Responsibility Department, UNWTO - International guidance tools as a win-win for tourism destinations and the industry
16:25 – Eric Lipp, Founder and CEO, Open Doors - Building the business case for accessible tourism
16:35 – Yuval Wagner, Founder and Chairperson , Access Israel - Major barriers for a country to become fully accessible
16:50 – Ivor Ambrose, Managing Director, ENAT - European Network for Accessible Tourism a.s.b.l. - The AccessibleEU Resource Centre: supporting the delivery of accessibility policies and legislation in the European Union
17:00 – Aradhana Lal, Senior Vice President- Sustainability & ESG, Lemon Tree Hotels - Inclusion of persons with disability in the workforce at Lemon Tree Hotels
17:10 – (To be decided)
17:25 – Fred Maahs, Founder and CEO, Maahs Travels - Accessibility challenges from the perspective of a tourist with disabilities
17:35 – Nithi Subhongsang, Founder, Managing Director, Nutty's Adventures - Accessible Thailand - Tourism For All
17:40 – Linda Ristagno, Assistant Director External Affairs/ Global Accessibility and Tourism, IATA - Taking air travel accessibility to the next level
17:50 – Claudia Espania, Sr Analyst, Disability Inclusion & ADA Compliance, Royal Caribbean Group - Beyond Imagination: Making Cruise Ships Accessible
18:05 – Ed Warner, Founder & CEO, Motionspot - Designing innovative accessible hospitality
18:15 – Clare Minchin, Founder and CEO, Vumbua Africa - Accessible Africa
18:25 – Jeremy Buzzell, Manager, Park Accessibility for Visitors and Employees Program - National Park service perspectives on accessible and adaptive hiking
18:35 – Sonia Garcia-Fraile, Expert, Accessibility and Innovation Directorate, ONCE Foundation - Accessible Tourism: benefits of standardization
18:45 – Lioz Amar, Founder and CEO, Travaxy - Transforming travel sellers into accessibility experts automatically
18:55 – Sasha Blair-Goldensohn, Google Maps Disability Inclusion Lead, Google
19:05 – Neha Arora, Founder and CEO , Planet Abled - Global Standards for Inclusion for the Tourism and Hospitality Industry
19:15 – Stephanie Sheehy, General Manager il Vinggio Travel- Costa Rica - Costa Rica for All
19:25 to 19:30 – Closing Remarks – Michal Rimon, CEO Access Israel