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Accessible tourism (2006)

  1. 1. ACCESSIBLE TOURISM IMIC 2 February 2006 Dr. Aris Ikkos , ISHC
  2. 2. <ul><li>Disability in the World </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility in Greece </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility Plan </li></ul>Contents
  3. 3. Categories of Disabled People Wheelchair users Reduced Mobility Visual Impairments Hearing Impairments Asthma & Allergies Mental Disabilities Reading Difficulties
  4. 4. Disabled, Aged & Temporarily Disabled People in Europe 12 0 mln . – 89 mln . Potential Tourists Source : Eurostat, OSSATE
  5. 5. <ul><li>Disability in the World </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility in Greece </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility Plan </li></ul>Contents
  6. 6. Disability & Tourism <ul><li>Many disabled have medium / high income </li></ul><ul><li>Vacation Packages provided by Social Security </li></ul><ul><li>50% of disabled would travel more if services were provided to them </li></ul><ul><li>Disabled in US (Open Door’s Organization-Harris Interactive Study) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By 2030 , they will increase by 30 mln . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 2002 spent $13 , 6 δις in trips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>40% of travellers , travelled outside US : 44% to Europe : Germany (28%), Un. Kingdom (28%), France (25%) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Characteristics of Accessible Tourism <ul><li>Book in Advance </li></ul><ul><li>Internet / open forums </li></ul><ul><li>Total accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Loyal customers </li></ul><ul><li>With family , friends , and/or carers </li></ul><ul><li>Travelling out of season as well </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible destinations : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Competitive advantage => high occupancy / prices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Friendly profile / use for all travellers . </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Servicing Disabled Tourists Destination Management Organisations Internet, Travel Agencies Source : OSSATE Persons with the highest level of access needs Persons with access needs Persons with all kinds of access needs Persons with low access needs Disability Organisations & Charities Specialised Travel agencies
  9. 9. Natural Accessibility Barriers
  10. 10. Non-Natural Accessibility Barriers & Solutions
  11. 11. Non-Natural Accessibility Barriers & Solutions
  12. 12. Social Accessibility Barriers
  13. 13. Social Accessibility Barriers
  14. 14. Economic Accessibility Barriers & Solutions
  15. 15. European Accessibility Label <ul><li>Rules </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Symbols </li></ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul>Accessibility of destinations is easily compared
  16. 16. <ul><li>Disability in the World </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility in Greece </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility Plan </li></ul>Contents
  17. 17. Evaluation of Accessibility
  18. 18. Do you know that the following are fully accessible?
  19. 19. Accessibility in Acropolis
  20. 20. Does Actual Accessibility differ from that Promoted?
  21. 22. Ιστοσελίδα ΕΟΤ
  22. 24. Ranking of Greece as an Accessible Destination in the Med
  23. 25. Role of accessible tourism in reducing seasonality
  24. 26. <ul><li>Disability in the World </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility in Greece </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility Plan </li></ul>Contents
  25. 27. Methodology Solutions Source: MHI turismo Methodology Design a future Without barriers Validate a destination removing barriers Detection and elevation of the problems Extensive local examination of destination Preliminary study Contacts with the affected social groups Contacts with involved authorities and parties Acknowledgement of destination’s function PROCEDURE Improve rural environment of destination
  26. 28. Accessibility Plan Source: MHI turismo Management of Plan Application Provision of Total Cost Sensitization Involved parties Identification Involved parties Short-term Objectives Long-term Design of Action Strategy COMMUNICATION TRANSPORTATION BUILDINGS PUBLIC AREAS Points of Action
  27. 29. Campus accessibility map
  28. 30. Accessible Historic Cities Venice
  29. 31. Accessibility Plan Source: MHI turismo Consulting Proceedings Generation of Qualifications Legislation Manuals and Guides of Technical Execution Implementation of Accessibility Plan Accessibility Plan Completed Accessibility Plan Examination of Accessibility Contents
  30. 32. Thank you Dr. Aris Ikkos, ISHC [email_address]
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