Accessible Tourism - Simple Changes for Accessibility


With one in eight people worldwide living with a disability, accessible travel is a quickly growing tourism market opportunity. For example, in North America alone, persons with disabilities and their families spend more than $13 billion each year on travel, making this an important sector for growth. Through the 2010 Legacies Now Accessible Tourism program, tourism businesses can determine how accessible they are for persons with disabilities by participating in an accessibility assessment. 2010 Legacies Now and its partners can then recommend steps to improve accessibility. Often, it only takes simple changes to make a business more accessible so they can welcome travelers with disabilities, as well as an increased number of local residents. Here are some simple changes to consider for making your business more accessible