UNWTO and its partners from disabled people’s organizations and civil society have developed a set of basic recommendations addressed to different stakeholders across the tourism value chain to help them adjust to the new health and sanitary protocols.
Travellers with disabilities, specific access requirements and seniors wish to start travelling again just as any other citizen. This wide segment of the population, comprising millions of potential consumers worldwide, has been hit hard by COVID-19. As the tourism sector is gradually reopening, it should not impose unreasonable new obstacles and
barriers that can often be avoided if we embrace the concept of Accessible Tourism for All, in the recovery process.
The travel & tourism industries should see travellers with specific access requirements as a great economic opportunity for them to stay afloat and make their businesses flourish again.
Below are some of the tips suggested:
How to achieve #safety and #accessibility in the tourism sector
Update information in accessible language format
Extend the use of Braille signage and disinfect regularly
Install touchless and button-free technologies
Find more measures here: https://webunwto.s3.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/2020-08/REOPENING.pdf
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. Visit them at www.unwto.org