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.
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.
CulTourData aims to enhance data-driven cultural tourism across Europe. The project targets tourism SMEs in the European Capitals of Culture and helps them to use data analytics as part of their business strategy and create a business approach that combines tourism, culture, creativity and digital technology.
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.
The project, wholly financed by a grant from the Booking Cares Fund awarded to Ms. Xun Ji, a young disabled Chinese woman, will provide accessible tourism information services and cultural experience opportunities for both Chinese and foreign travellers with particular access needs, while at the same time engaging professionals in the travel industry, preparing them for the new caring economy.