Tourism is the world's largest industry.
As such, the Rolling Rains Report daily emphasizes its accountability for inclusion of those with mobility limitations, disabilities, or low stamina and advocates for industry adoption of Universal Design. Still too often, especially in developing countries, those who would most benefit from public and private infrastucture incorporating Universal Design are poor or underemployed.
Advocates for sustainable development are allied in this effort, as outlined in the the Rio Declaration: Universal Design for Sustainable and Inclusive Development. Counterpart, a 40 year old development organization exemplifies the multifacted approach that is necessary:
Lelei LeLaulu, president of leading development agency Counterpart International, hailed WTO's proposals to the United Nations summit in New York last week as practical and fundable ways to use sustainable tourism to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).