The tourism industry sector is resisting the crisis quite well. Its contribution to the economic development is therefore very important.<br/>Fostering tourism services accessible to everyone will help attracting more tourists, all year round.
Europe is the world n. 1 tourism destination.
To continue maintaining its leading position, the European tourism sector has to become more inclusive.
This implies overcoming seasonality, providing quality services and becoming accessible to everyone, in particular to persons with disabilities, elderly or persons with reduced mobility.
"Accessible tourism" is a win-win business model, and the result of a joint commitment of both public and private stakeholders, including tourism SMEs.
To overcome existing barriers it is crucial to identify key policy initiatives, and become aware of the vital role which each stakeholder plays.
These issues will be discussed at the Seminar "Accessibility – A new challenge for inclusive tourism" in Treviso (Italy) on 6 November 2012.