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Project is the newest and most ambitious project of Tourism for All, carried out in close close co-operation with colleague Friesio Foundation ( will in the near future give information on accessible tourism worldwide: accommodations such as hotels and holiday houses, recreational activities such as museums, theatres, amusement parks, restaurants and beaches, accessible transport and care providers.

There are many, very many websites providing this kind of information, mostly about accommodations,often in one language, mainly about one country, one region or one city, and often only for wheelchair users, people with a visual limitation or one other specific disability... will provide worldwide information for almost every disability and this in a very specific way.
The site will be built following the principles of a dating site - the ultimate target there is to find your ideal partner.
At the ultimate target is that you find the best spot for your personal holiday or trip.
So you fill out your characteristics in your personal profile with facts like

  • How wide should doors be at least for you?
  • Do you need a wheel-in shower?
  • What should be the minimum measures of an elevator for you?
  • Do dogs have to be allowed in the building?
and so on and so forth

With one button click you will then find the accommodations or providers of recreation which 'match' with your personal profile! Purely personalized, tailor-made!

Also better for the providers of accommodations or recreation - to have a good 'match' prevents complaints about the accessibility.

An additional bonus for providers: there is no need to search for an accessibility consultant, no need to go through many brochures or guides to find the right accessibility criteria for your building - all this you will find totally free of charge on And yes, of course specifically for your kind of building - as soon as you have your own log-in code you can read or download all your personal access information from


Accessible Tourism, theme of World Tourism Day 2016

Tourism for all: people with disabilities, senior citizens and families travelling with small children, and sooner or later all citizens will appreciate the advantages of universal accessibility. This is why United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has chosen to celebrate World Tourism Day 2016 on the theme of accessible tourism. Official celebrations on 27 September in Bangkok, Thailand.

announcement by tourismforall

For the last quarter-century World Tourism Day, held annually on 27 September, has aimed to foster awareness of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic impact. This year’s official celebrations will be held in Bangkok, Thailand on the theme of ‘Tourism for All – Promoting Universal Accessibility’.

Reaching universal accessibility in tourism is a shared responsibility of all parties involved in the tourism value chain, as well as a business opportunity for companies and destinations.

“Everyone has the right to access leisure and tourism services on an equal basis. Yet 1 billion people around the world living with disability, along with young children, seniors and persons with other access requirements, still face obstacles in accessing fundamentals of travel such as clear and reliable information, efficient transportation and public services, and a physical environment that is easy to navigate. Even with modern technologies, those with vision, hearing, mobility or cognitive disabilities are being left behind in many tourism destinations.” said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in his official message.

“All of the world’s citizens have the right to experience the incredible diversity this planet has to offer. Therefore, it is highly important that all countries and destinations, as well as the industry, promote accessibility for all in the physical environment, in transport systems, in public facilities and services and in information and communications channels”, said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai.

“This year’s theme, ‘Tourism for All - Promoting Universal Accessibility’, is a challenge for Thailand and the world to recognize the necessity of accessibility in tourism and to accommodate everyone anywhere they may travel to (…) We have to understand the theory of Universal Design (…) As the world of travel and tourism is an expanding industry and the number of travelers increases every year, we have to ensure that travelling the world has to is as safe and seamless as possible,” explained Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports of Thailand.

The official celebrations include a ‘Tourism and the Media’ session held on 26th September at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, and a full-day conference the following day. During the event, experts on accessibility and tourism will exchange views and best practices, addressing the need to work in cooperation to advance in the ‘Tourism for All’ agenda.

Creating an adequate policy framework for specific business development strategies, the need to increase awareness and capacity building targeting both decision makers and tourism professionals are some of the topics to be addressed during the conference. Andrew Stevens, Asia Pacific Editor of CNNMoney, will moderate this discussion.

The conference will also address innovative strategies in the development of accessible tourism infrastructure, products and services which add value to destinations and enhance their competitiveness on the global tourism market. A number of best practices will be featured with the aim of emphasizing the value of investing in accessibility.