Category Archives: Inclusive Tourism

Medical Tourism in India: Affordable, but is it Accessible to All?

Dear Colleagues, Happy to share a thought provoking author article from one of our young volunteers, Anav Batra, published in TravelBiz Monitor magazine in October 2019 issue. Happy reading! New Delhi | 04 October 2019 By Anav Batra The world … Continue reading

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Join us at Destinations for All 2014, Montreal 19-22 Oct 2014

You are coordially invited for the 1st ever World Summit Destinations for All. The issue of accessible tourism has never been more relevant: 15% of the world’s population faces some degree of limited physical mobility, and with a greater aging … Continue reading

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Making homes accessible and Adaptable for Guests with Disabilities

Dear Colleagues, How to be a good host and make a guest with disabilities or an elderly guest ‘feel at home’ at your home / guest house so that every one can enjoy the holidays together? Inviting family and friends … Continue reading

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Hospitality sector a level playing field for differently-abled

Hospitality sector a level playing field for differently-abled Published: Monday, Mar 26, 2012, 8:15 IST By Shabana Ansari | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA For long, you could count the differently-abled at workplaces on your fingers and they were relegated … Continue reading

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Journey without barriers – a unique initiative for inclusive travel in India

Dear Colleagues, After “Himalaya on Wheels”, it is “Journeys Without Barriers (JWB)  a travel agency now that targets tourists with disabilities and the elderly that may need any assistance in making a travel programme to Kashmir, Chennai, Pune, Goa and … Continue reading

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Accessible Beach Wheelchairs in Sao Paulo

Dear colleagues, Here is some enchanting news from Sao Paulo to expand accessibility to beaches for persons with disabilities. These wheelchairs do not sink into the sand and float in the sea, thus provide a safe and convenient option to wheelchair … Continue reading

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Swimming Pool wins Barrier Free Design Award 2011

City wins accessibility award  Source: Mississauga.com Design winner. Malton Community Centre Pool has won the 2011 Barrier-Free Design Award of Merit from the March of Dimes. File photo The recently renovated Malton Community Centre Pool has earned the City of Mississauga an … Continue reading

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Four wheelchair users to tour country’s monuments

Sunita Sancheti, 40, has never ventured out of her house without being assisted by a family member to manoeuvre her wheelchair. However, this September, she will cover approximately 16,000 km at a stretch by road without their assistance. “If not … Continue reading

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Boat allows disabled Alaska man to set sail

KETCHIKAN, Alaska – Mike Fitzgerald was seated in a motorized wheelchair on the aft deck of his boat Encore as he welcomed two visitors aboard at Ketchikan’s Casey Moran harbor. The gracious, 70… via Boat allows disabled Alaska man to … Continue reading

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Australia leads in making Museums accessible to the Deaf

Source: Travability Blogs Australian First in Museum Access for Deaf Australians at the National Sports Museum “Smart Auslan”Technology Developed by the Australian Communication Exchange Melbourne, Australia: 4 May, 2011: Deaf and hearing impaired Australians can now enjoy Australia’s first onsite … Continue reading

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