MADRID – FITUR, in collaboration with IMPULSA IGUALDAD, creators of the accessible tourism brand TUR4all, have organised the FITUR 4Aall section, which is being held for the first time in 2024 with the aim of strengthening the quality, diversity and inclusion of the tourism offer.
The International Tourism Trade Fair, FITUR, in collaboration with IMPULSA IGUALDAD, announces the opening of the first edition of the FITUR 4all 2024 Awards, which recognise the efforts of destinations, companies and institutions in the development and promotion of accessibility in the industry.
On 30 November VisitEngland launched its new ‘Accessible and Inclusive Toolkit for Tourism Businesses’in England. The toolkit includes practical guidance on providing an inclusive welcome, designing accessible buildings, employing disabled people and creating quality accessibility information.
CulTourData aims to boost the data and analytics skills of small and medium-sized tourism enterprises (SMEs) through a financial support scheme, leveraging synergies between tourism, culture, creativity and digital technology to develop more inclusive, sustainable and attractive products.
Press Release, 15 July 2021, Madrid. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published the world’s first standard on accessible tourism, ISO 21902 Tourism and related services – Accessible tourism for all – Requirements and recommendations. This is an international standard offering guidelines to ensure access and enjoyment of tourism for all on an equal basis.
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will continue to build on its successful partnership with the Spanish ONCE Foundation and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT). The three parties have agreed to extend their partnership agreement for a further four years to ensure that their work to improve accessibility, in every part of the tourism value chain, continues during and beyond the pandemic.
3 December 2020. Press Release. Ensuring accessibility for tourists with specific access requirements can be a ‘game changer’ for destinations around the world as they look to bounce back from the impacts of the pandemic. A new set of Inclusive Recovery Guides from the World Tourism Organization, produced in partnership with the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT), the ONCE Foundation of Spain and Travability from Australia, makes clear the importance of placing inclusivity at the centre of recovery plans and provides key recommendations for achieving this.
The selection of best practices compiled in this report has been derived from the applications the cities submitted to the two competitions (2019 and 2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism). The report showcases the selection of best practices in each category (Accessibility, Sustainability, Digitalisation, Cultural heritage and creativity) and solely presents and relies on the data that the cities have submitted in their applications.
Report on the 3-day APEC Webinar, held in September and November 2021, and with extensive background information developed by Martin Heng for APEC, in support of tourism Micro, Small and Medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).