ISO Publishes First International Standard for Accessible Tourism

Posted on July 21st, 2021 by Best Brothers Group

Global, July 21 2021 For the more than one billion people in the world who live with some kind of disability, travelling can be a challenging affair. Recognizing the importance of removing unnecessary barriers to tourism, ISO has published a standard to help the industry make travel accessible to everyone. ISO 21902, Tourism and related services – Accessible tourism for all – […]

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Handiscover Releases Free Resource on Accessibility Standard for Hotels

Posted on March 29th, 2021 by Best Brothers Group

Americas, Tourism, March 29 2021 United States: Handiscover, a leading accessibility and disability data organization, found that over a third of people with disabilities in America say that hotels have not met their accessibility needs. It is estimated that 60 million people in the United States live with a long-term illness or disability that requires specific […]

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Athens Acropolis to Get Lift for Enhanced Accessibility

Posted on October 16th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Europe, Tourism, October 16 2019 GREECE: One of the world’s most visited archaeological sites, the Acropolis in Athens, will soon offer improved disabled access thanks to the installation of a new lift, the Greek culture ministry has said. The Acropolis in Athens. The country’s central archaeological council (KAS) approved a new elevator to provide improved access to disabled visitors […]

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Cyprus: Tourism Ministry Announces Improvements to Beach Access

Posted on October 15th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Middle East, Tourism, October 15 2019 CYPRUS: The deputy ministry of tourism has announced a scheme to improve the infrastructure and safety at beaches from 2019 until 2020, with a focus on people with disabilities. According to the ministry’s statement, beneficiaries of the project are municipalities and community councils. Paphos seatrac system The money may be […]

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Portugal First to Win Accessible Tourism Award

Posted on September 13th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Europe, Tourism, September 13 2019  PORTUGAL: Portugal is the first country to receive the “Accessible Tourism Destination” award from the World Tourism Organisation (WTO), which recognises the effort in promoting accessibility. “Portugal is the only country to have received this distinction, which is awarded for the first time this year by WTO in partnership with […]

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Film Partnership Focuses on Accessible Tourism in Scotland

Posted on September 3rd, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

SCOTLAND: A Glasgow-based manufacturer of accessible vehicles has been working with a leading German broadcaster and a tour operator on an initiative that supports disabled tourism in Scotland. ZDF has filmed at many venues, including Edinburgh Castle Allied Vehicles Group teamed up with TV company ZDF and Schottland fuer Alle (Scotland for All) to showcase how accessible […]

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ASEAN Summit Focuses on Inclusive Tourism Development

Posted on June 29th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Asia-Pacific, Tourism, June 29 2019 BANGKOK: ASEAN’s tourism objectives filtered through during last week’s high powered ASEAN summit in Bangkok with a call for renewed commitment to pursue sustainable, inclusive and balanced tourism development. That was the key takeaway as far as tourism was concerned according to comments made by the ASEAN Tourism Association president, […]

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Dubai to Host First Summit on Accessible Tourism

Posted on June 28th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Middle East, Tourism, June 28 2019 Dubai will host the inaugural ‘Accessible Tourism International Summit’ on 5th-6th November at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The summit is held under the patronage of Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive […]

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Americas, Tourism, June 10 2019 Kerrie D. Symmonds, Barbados’ minister of tourism and international transport, told TravelPulse on Thursday that the island is looking into several initiatives to make disabled tourists more comfortable on vacations, while also improving the quality of life for its disabled locals. As part of Caribbean Week New York, which was organized by […]

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  Events, Middle East, May 13 2019 Event details: Jerusalem, Israel, September 8 – 10, 2019 The conference aims to share insights and experiences on the following topics: Accessibility in Cities of the Ancient World Personal Perspectives, Theory, Accessible Tourism for People with Disabilities, Residence in Ancient Cities, Innovation and Technological Support for Accessibility, and […]

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