Under the theme, "Tourism, Culture and Transportation. A Common Strategy at the International Level", the 1st World Summit on Destinations for All will be held in Montreal in October 2014. The Summit aims to establish an international strategy to develop inclusive tourism.
The sixth edition of “ACCESS North Carolina: A Vacation and Travel Guide for People with Disabilities” – the only guide to accessible travel destinations – is available online and at visitor centers in some of the state’s most visited cities.
Co-hosted by the Rick Hansen Foundation and the Rick Hansen Institute, Interdependence 2012 is an international four-day conference and exposition with a focus on creating accessible communities and furthering spinal cord injury (SCI) research for a cure. Abstracts are now invited for presentations in the theme session on "Making Communities Accessible for All". The two sub-themes are "Accessible and Inclusive Tourism" and "UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities".
MONTRÉAL, QUEBEC. The Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec announces that the organization Kéroul has been granted $50,000 in non-repayable funding for the implementation of its commercialization plan for The Accessible Road for 2011-2012.
Accessible Travel Netherlands has been developed to raise awareness about the increasing need of information about access for tourists and to provide reliable information for visitors. This need comes especially from the rising numbers of tourist that might face a disability.
From 1914 to 1918 the 'Westhoek', West-Flanders, was the scene of the Great War. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers of more than 20 nationalities fell in this conflict. After the often pointless battles and vast destruction, the Westhoek rose from its ashes. Today the Westhoek wants to spread a message of peace to visitors from all over the world.
This research study, which started in February 2013, will assess the presence and the performance of accessible tourism services and facilities along the tourism supply chain, examining best practices and tools to foster tourism accessibility.
To facilitate selection of the best-suited personnel for any hotel position, PEOPLECERT now offers personnel certifications that will ensure a hotel employee is capable of offering the same service quality to individuals with a disability as to any other client. Employment of certified staff can, in turn, create a distinct competitive advantage for the hotel among its competitors.
Turin (Torino) is the capital of Italy's north-western region of Piedmont (Piemonte). Geographically located at the cross point of the Po River and the Dura River, the city is surrounded by the snow-covered Alpine arch, which offers an impressive backdrop. With a population of 909,000 inhabitants, which reaches 2.2 million people in the wider metropolitan area, Turin is a major business, industrial and cultural centre.
Mulhouse, a city of 112,000 inhabitants, is located between the Rhine river and the Vosges mountains, close to Germany and Switzerland. It offers unique attractions and quality of life to visitors and citizens alike.
For long Vuokatti is known worldwide for its superb sports and leisure facilities. It has been a regular host for all levels of athletes and individuals who enjoy practicing a physical activity in a purely natural and friendly setting. The Elma project is focussed on developing a sustainable, Universally Accessible destination for all.