More and more people are discovering that accessible hotel environments make their stay more comfortable and convenient, but many find it hard to track down the accessibility information they need. Scandic has expanded its website to gather as much information as possible in one place.
New global competitive survey results show that 43% of international tourists with special needs are complaining during their stay. Are destinations and tourism businesses truly efficient in welcoming tourists with special needs?
A new call for proposals aims to support National Tourism Administrations in setting up national awards to reward best practices implemented in the tourism industry that have improved access to all visitors, particularly to people with disabilities.
29 August 2012. On the day of the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, VisitEngland has launched “Winning More Visitors” – a new online guide designed to help destinations attract more visitors with access needs by providing access information on their websites.
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.
Trailblazers is a national network of more than 400 young disabled people who work together on a national and local level to highlight and address the issues that are important to them. We aim to fight the social injustices experienced by young disabled people and to ensure we can gain access to education, employment and the services we require. We are part of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, the leading UK charity focusing on muscular dystrophy and other related conditions.
Everyone is welcome at Scandic! We understand that every disability is different. The same is also true of our hotels, and we have implemented smart design in our rooms available for people who have a disability. When you choose to stay with Scandic, you should enjoy the same Scandic standards for accessibility. That's why we have implemented and are continuously improving a common accessibility programme that all our hotels use.