Invitation to International Congress on Accessible Cruise Destinations, Valencia, Spain
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Valencia, Spain. 2 to 3 December 2019. On the occasion of the 1st TUR4all Congress: Accessible Cruise Destinations, and on behalf of the President of PREDIF, Mr. Francisco Sardón, we would like to take the opportunity to invite you to attend this ground-breaking event, which is being held on 2-3 December in Valencia, Spain.
Valencia, Spain. 2 to 3 December 2019.
On the occasion of the 1st TUR4all Congress: Accessible Crusie Destinations, and on behalf of the President of PREDIF, Mr. Francisco Sardón, we would like to take the opportunity to invite you to attend this ground-breaking event, which is being held in Valencia, Spain.
We would consider it an honour to have you attend our pioneering, innovative and very ambitious event, which will be a benchmark both in Spain and internationally for the cruise and universal accessibility sectors.
About the Congress
Cruises are no longer a luxury item reserved for a fortunate few. According to the CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) this type of tourism is on the rise and for the past few years, many people have subscribed to this new type of travel experience enjoying holidays on the sea. But what happens in the case of a person with reduced mobility (PRM)? Are they able to be independent and self-sufficient once they disembark at a destination port? Are all stages of the tourism experience accessible?
For the answer to both these questions to be “yes” and for cruise tourism to be accessible for all, PREDIF (Spanish Representative Platform for People with Physical Disabilities), AISM (Italian Multiple Sclerosis Society), Accessible Portugal and ENAT (European Network for Accessible Tourism) are organising the 1st edition of the TUR4all International Congress on Accessible Cruise Destinations.
We are partnering with:
- Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism,
- Puertos del Estado (the government agency for Port Authorities),
- Region of Valencia Tourist Board (Turisme Comunitat Valenciana),
- Valencia City Council and tourist board,
- German National Tourist Office,
- Cruises News Media Group and
- B The travel brand.
The aim of the day-and-a-half congress is to promote the normalisation of accessibility in cruise tourism, focusing on the experiences at destinations of people with disabilities, with reduced mobility, families with young children, the elderly or people with accessibility needs in general.
The Congress promises to be a forum for reflection on the current situation, and to raise awareness among tourism professionals and stakeholders in the sector.
Information will also be provided about best practices, encouraging synergies and networking among sector professionals.
Our aim is to ‘bring on board’ the entities that manage the destinations, ports and cruise companies in creating and marketing accessible experiences at destinations in Spain and in Europe.
More information and registration
Tourism professionals and interested persons are offered free participation to the Congress.
Please note: Places are limited.
Registration deadline: 27 November 2019.
Download the Congress Announcement, Programme and Press Release from the right-hand panel in PDF format.
Co-organisers of the Congress: PREDIF, Accessible Portugal and AISM are Board Members of ENAT.