Accessible Tourism: The European Commission's Actions on increasing accessibility in Tourism



Accessible tourism itineraries

The EU is co-funding projects related to the design, implementation, and marketing of accessible tourism itineraries. The main aims are to increase the travel opportunities available for people with special access needs, promote social inclusion, and improve the skills of staff in the industry. A call for proposals was launched in 2013 to give potential projects the opportunity to apply for funding. Eight projects were selected for funding.


Studies on accessible tourism

Access to the studies available on the source link


European Awards for Accessible Tourism

The Commission rewards tourism businesses who make accessibility a leading aspect of their work. For example, the European Excellence Awards for Accessible Tourism, announced in June 2014, acknowledged the efforts of private enterprises and public authorities who have made significant efforts to increase the accessibility of their services and facilities to tourists with special needs.


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