Both funny and intelligent - this article by Bill Forrester is a great read for anyone implementing Inclusive Tourism.
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Below is the European report "Mapping of Skills and Training needs to improve accessible tourism services".
A major part of the Research Study commissioned in 2013 by the European Commission and awarded to VVA, ENAT and3s Research, involved the preparation of 20 Case Studies, examining accessible tourism training programmes and projects in Europe and abroad.
The selected Case Studies can be regarded as examples of good practice in vocational education and training, although certain weaknesses are also identified, where appropriate.
On the ENAT website the following case studies may be downloaded:
List of Skills and Training Case Studies
- ABTA, United Kingdom
- ETCAATS, EU Training Project, Sweden
- Perfil - Psicologia e Trabalho, Portugal
- SCANDIC Hotels, Sweden
- Kéroul Welcoming Ways, Canada
- ATHENA EU Training Project, Czech Republic
- Via Libre, Spain
- VisitEngland, United Kingdom
- People 1st, Welcome All. United Kingdom
- PEOPLECERT, Greece
- COIN, Italy
- HERMES Airports, Cyprus
- Cluster for Accessible Tourism, Bulgaria
- Lousã, Accessible Tourism Destination, Portugal
- TACTALL EU Training Project, Spain
- Ministry of Tourism, Ontario, Canada
- Disney Corporation, France
- VisitFlanders' Accessibility Training, Belgium
- Barrier-Free Destinations, Germany
- EU Funded Training Projects
Travelling has always been in my blood. Perhaps I inherited it from my father, who was born in Singapore, travelled the world with the British Merchant Navy and finally settled in the UK, where I was born. I've lived and worked in half a dozen countries and travelled to more than 40. In the 80s and 90s I spent the best part of 10 years on the road, pausing only long enough to make enough money for the next trip.Imagine my euphoria in 1999 when I landed a job with Lonely Planet, whose books had been my constant companion across three continents over the previous decade! I've been with the company ever since in several different roles, including Trade Publishing Manager and Editorial Manager, overseeing the production of the entire range of printed books.
Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/travel-tips-and-articles/meet-martin-heng-lonely-planets-accessible-travel-manager#ixzz3D2C5jLXm
Tour an A.D.A. accessible cabin at Roman Nose State Park with Shel Wagner. You'll see this cabin accomodates guests with any sort of disability. And Crazy Snake Trail at Lake Eufaula State Park is also A.D.A. accessible. The interpretive signs and educational elements at wheelchair level make for a perfect "hike" through dense forest on a winding paved trail.
By Michele Simões :
Clips from a presentation on Inclusion tourism with news commentary in Nepali.
In 2011 my friend, Brazilian psychologist Marta Alencar, visited Nepal.She has a project that introduces people to mobility impairments in a unique way. She created an imaginary character named Tina Descolada who is a doll in a wheelchair. (http://www.tinadescolada.blogspot.com.br/) Marta created a heartfelt slideshow for me to include in some of my presentations next week. You will find it here: http://www.slideshare.net/srains/imagining-a-wheelchairaccessible-nepal-with-tina-descolada