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Economic impact and travel patterns of accessible tourism in Europe Publicat la data de: 04/05/2012, Ultima actualizare: 16/06/2014

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Termen limită:
28/06/2012
Număr::
168/PP/ENT/PPA/12/6470

The overall purpose of the contract is to collect comprehensive and EU-wide data on the economic impact of travellers with special access needs on the EU tourism sector and the demand, travel behaviour, and patterns of travellers with special access needs in Europe.

Travelling for pleasure (or for business) in Europe is equally relevant for persons with physical disabilities, but the barriers they have to face are far greater.

"Tourism accessibility" across Europe is still to some extent "unchartered territory", with widespread misconceptions and lack of knowledge about the market of tourists with special access needs. 
Visitors' requirements are largely unknown, investment costs are often misunderstood or exaggerated and "accessibility" is generally perceived by business as a "burden".

Travelling and having full access to tourist activities, services and facilities is a right enshrined in Article 9 of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, signed by the European Union and its 27 Member States.

Furthermore, making tourism facilities more accessible to people with disabilities, is also a "golden opportunity" for businesses

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