The first edition of the “Accessible Tourism Destination” (ATD) distinctions, which will recognize and promote sites that are accessible to all has been launched this summer by UNWTO and Fundación ONCE.
The aim is to publicize locations “that make an important effort so that their destination can be enjoyed by any tourist, regardless of their physical, sensory or cognitive abilities”, as indicated by the terms and conditions of the initiative. This year the entry period is already finished but it could be perfect to start to get in touch with the organizers to learn more about the process.
The required information is:
• A report detailing accessibility projects and the current situation of the destination in this area.
• The accessibility of the following aspects will be evaluated: planning, prior information and reservations; transport for arrival/departure; accommodation; food and beverage services; urban and interurban transportation in the destination; tourism resources and public administrations of tourism.
• Jury: Composed of tourism destination management organizations, consumer bodies, business associations (hotels, food & beverage, transport, etc.), the World Tourism Organization and Fundación ONCE.
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