UNWTO seeks best accessible destinations

UNWTO seeks best accessible destinations


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The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Fundación ONCE have launched the first edition of the “Accessible Tourism Destination” (ATD) distinctions, which will recognize and promote sites that are accessible to all. 

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. 

Interested destinations can make their submissions to atd@unwto.org until 30 June


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In each edition, a distinction will be awarded to a global destination, along with special mentions by type of destination. Urban, sun and beach, mountain, rural or cultural heritage destinations will be eligible for these distinctions that will be awarded annually.  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.