From the initiative of the ONCE Foundation, the Spanish Association for Standardization (UNE) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the first working meeting for the development of an International Standard on Accessible Tourism for All was held in Madrid on 13-14 February.
Our end of year series on the top stories of 2016 continues with a look at some of the key stories about accessible tourism from the last 12 months
Members exchange experiences, best practices and share information about accessible tours, events, training facilities, assistive devices and equipment
Indian hotel chain and commercial arm of Ecuador’s national rail company take top prizes in annual awards, with judges praising potential of big business
Scheme to create slow and sustainable tourism product targeted and adapted to seniors traveling with grandchildren during low and medium season in Europe
Ensuring your website meets the latest guidelines for accessibility isn’t just the right thing to do – it taps into an ever-growing market and boosts SEO
Goal of accessible tourism campaign is to raise awareness of the barriers that people experience when they are on vacation and travelling
The winners of the first join ETIS and Accessible Tourism Awards were announced on April 22 as ‘Visit South Sardinia’ and Barcelona Province.
European tourist destinations are to be recognised for their standout performance in tracking and enhancing sustainability and accessibility at the Joint ETIS and Accessible Tourism Awards hosted by the European Commission.
Awards aim to demonstrate that the implementation of design for all/universal design in any form contributes towards improving quality of life for everyone.
AccessNow is a mobile app that is using crowd sourcing to collect and share accessibility information all around the world
13% of Lemon Tree Hotel’s staff are Employees With Disabilities, and chain uses various innovations to support engagement between staff and guests
A new study for the Open Doors Organisations has valued the market for disability tourism in the USA at over $17bn, while also finding many barriers remain
The travel guide publisher and the European Network for Accessible Tourism have committed to work together to boost the profile of accessible travel
While there has been considerable progress, Europe still has much work to do on accessible tourism, says president of European Network on Accessible Tourism
Wheelmap, an app that enables users to find which facilities and locations are wheelchair friendly, and add their own data, is 5 years old.
EU member states are not well enough prepared to meet the needs of tourists with accessibility demands, according to a new study by the European Network for Accessible Tourism.