Universal Design: A Sustained Travel Industry Response to the Asian Tsunami

"A Sustained Travel Industry Response to the Asian Tsunami" is the topic of the Wednesday, October 5, 2005 Plenary Session of the Third Global Summit on Peace through Tourism. The session "Making Tourism Accessible to All" will follow the plenary.

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The UN-sponsored, World Bank-facilitated conference on Universal Design in Rio de Janeiro in November 2004 established that the principles of Universal Design constitute a framework for sustainable, inclusive development.

The Rolling Rains post from February 13, 2005 "The Dialogue on Sustainable Inclusive Development" offers some starting points for presenters preparing for the Third Global Summit on Peace through Tourism.

For those wishing more in-depth information, we have formed the Working Group on Inclusive Destination Development (WG - IDD) to bring Universal Design resources to those in the field who are rebuilding the tsunami-stricken region.

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