There are more than 700 million people with some kind of disability worldwide. Although handicapped they love travelling as much as anyone of us. Accessible tourism is not only about wide doors and greater signs – it is also about people. Come and learn about the trends in accessible tourism and about the ways how to deal with seniors and travelers with disabilities.
Accessibility is not only about disabled people but also about older people, families with small children, people with short-term or chronic ailments, etc. In Europe alone, this amounts to an estimated 130 million customers for the tourism industry. In contrast to the huge number of tourists demanding accessible tourism facilities the share of tourism facilities reported by Member States as being accessible – at least for wheelchair users – amounts to only 1.5 % of restaurants &catering facilities, 6.5 % of accommodation establishments and 11.3 % of attractions.
Barrierfree travel means holidays were everything is accessible.