The European Excellence awards for Accessible Tourism have been annouced on 6 June 2014. They reward the efforts of private enterprises or public authorities in making services and facilities more accessible to tourists with special needs.
The best achievements in making tourism more accessible are:
Category 1: Accommodation and Catering
Offering quality treatments, particularly for those with rheumatism and movement/joint issues.
Category 2 : Nature, Heritage, Culture, Entertainment & Leisure
An app allowing deaf visitors to discover one of the world’s most important collections of Classical art.
“A ticket for fair tourism”, letting everyone enjoy the beach and surrounding area.
Offering a multitude of leisure activities, with special features for people with disabilities.
photo © Ben Gale, Creative Spark Design Partnership