First Meeting for the development of an International Standard on “Accessible Tourism for All” held in Madrid

First Meeting for the development of an International Standard on "Accessible Tourism for All" held in Madrid

Madrid, Spain – 1 March 2017: From the initiative of the ONCE Foundation, the Spanish Association for Standardization (UNE) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the first working meeting for the development of an International Standard on Accessible Tourism for All was held in Madrid on 13-14 February.

The Technical Committee TC 228, responsible for tourism and related services within the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), will develop a global and transversal international standard that will include, initially, a systematic inventory of existing standards, technical criteria, recommendations and requirements in the field of accessible tourism. In addition, recommendations and requirements will be suggested for those segments of the value chain and related activities whose international standardisation in terms of accessibility is still pending.

This is an excerpt from an article first published by International Ecotourism Club. Read the original article here: First Meeting for the development of an International Standard on “Accessible Tourism for All” held in Madrid

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