Stronger commitment needed to accessible tourism in Europe

EU member states are not well enough prepared to meet the needs of tourists with accessibility demands, according to a new study by the European Network for Accessible Tourism.

Grab the essentials

1: Over 3 million tourism businesses in Europe are ill-prepared to serve the market for accessible tourism.

2: The countries with the best services for accessible tourism are France, Italy, Spain and the UK.

3: According to the European Commission’s tourism policy officer, Antonella Correra: “There is a perception that accessibility is expensive but when businesses were asked, it was mainly the lack of available guidance that holds them back.”

Take it further

1: Read the original story.

2: Learn about the growth in the Accessible Tourism market.

3: Follow the European Network for Accessible Tourism on Twitter.


Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith is the editor and co-founder of Travindy. He is a writer and communications consultant working for a more responsible and sustainable tourism industry. He is the author of two books, writes a fortnightly blog on responsible tourism for World Travel Market, and provides consultancy to a wide range of companies and organisations, ranging from National Parks to individual hotels and tour operators.

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