The Next Big Market: 650 Million People with Disabiities

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Imtiaz Mugbil on Inclusive Tourism:


A Continuing Series Of Travel Impact Newswire Dispatches examining the Future of Travel & Tourism in the Emerging New World Order.

There are an estimated 650 million people with disabilities worldwide, a number that is tragically growing every day due to wars, conflicts, birth defects, natural disasters, traffic accidents, ageing populations, among many other reasons. Many of the PwDs are perfectly fit mentally and able to work and travel. With the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities coming into force in May 2008, and being progressively ratified by the signatory countries, numerous changes will follow in upholding the rights of PwDs to products and services, especially in Asia, creating opportunities for them to lead normal lives.

Travel Impact Newswire will continue to report on these global issues, and their subsequent impact on travel & tourism, by challenging convention wisdoms and official party-lines. No other travel publication even comes close.

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