Promoting Inclusive Tourism <ul><li>Shivani Gupta </li></ul><ul><li>Mob. 9310245743 </li></ul>
About AccessAbility <ul><li>An organisation  working  towards inclusion of PwD through: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing In...
The Incredible India Milestone <ul><li>“Initiatives to make tourism  service  accessible to physically challenged” </li></...
The Needs <ul><li>According to a Report by UN-ESCAP on Barrier Free Tourism, the major issues identified for making touris...
Travel Information <ul><li>Free 2 Wheel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Already compiled data for Delhi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><...
 
 
Making Information Available <ul><li>Compiling similar data for other Cities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At least covering the t...
Encouraging Private Sector <ul><li>Establish a Business Case in adopting accessibility by understanding the consumer power...
Encouraging Private Sector <ul><li>DOT Restaurant Registration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Including accessibility as a mandator...
Summary Time - Extending luxury hotels accessibility requirements to budget hotels and restaurants Incorporating accessibi...
Thank You www.AccessAbility.co.in [email_address]
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AccessAbility Presentation to Indian Ministry of Tourism

  1. 1. Promoting Inclusive Tourism <ul><li>Shivani Gupta </li></ul><ul><li>Mob. 9310245743 </li></ul>
  2. 2. About AccessAbility <ul><li>An organisation working towards inclusion of PwD through: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing Infrastructural Accessibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting Job Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sensitization and Awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The services we provide for Infrastructural Accessibility include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access Audits & Appraisals; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access Consultancy - Implementation Strategies, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> - Architectural support services; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research – developing local technical standards; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject training – architects, designers, town planners; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information dissemination – Tourist Access Guides, Website, Online discussion forum, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Some of our recent clients: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ITC Welcomgroup Hotels - Park Hotels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indian School of Business - Guwahati Master Plan 2025 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jamia Milia Islamia University - Delhi University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VFS India Pvt. Ltd. - MSJE, CII, BIS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UNDP </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The Incredible India Milestone <ul><li>“Initiatives to make tourism service accessible to physically challenged” </li></ul><ul><li>--Incredible India, Ministry of Tourism </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Needs <ul><li>According to a Report by UN-ESCAP on Barrier Free Tourism, the major issues identified for making tourism accessible include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel planning information from trusted sources (85% of people with disabilities rely on others experiences for making travel decisions as per the Open Doors Market Research Study) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessible Transportation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessible accommodation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Well trained staff </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Travel Information <ul><li>Free 2 Wheel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Already compiled data for Delhi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>From : &quot;James Sullivan&quot; <sullivanmultimedia@mac.com> Sent : Friday, August 08, 2008 7:51 AM To : srains@oco.net Subject : Response from The Rolling Rains Report Hello, my name is James Sullivan. I have been reading all of your posts from India very closely. I am a standard para who will be traveling to India soon. Did you stay in Mumbai? and if so where did you stay? I am looking for an accessible affordable hotel. The Taj is a bit pricey! I checked out the link for accessible Delhi. That site is awesome, they just need to include the rest of the country!!!! Thanks, James Sullivan </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 8. Making Information Available <ul><li>Compiling similar data for other Cities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At least covering the top 10 tourist cities; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimally covering all hotel accommodations and major tourist attractions. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creating Awareness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using information available on the website www.Free2Wheel.co.in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Providing a link on the Incredible India website & other DOT websites frequented by tourists </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnering in the print version of the tourist guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Making a printed copy of this tourist guide available at all DOT tourist information centers – internationally as well as nationally. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 9. Encouraging Private Sector <ul><li>Establish a Business Case in adopting accessibility by understanding the consumer power and travel behavior of people with disabilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Determining the spending capacity of Indians with disabilities; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Will require a market research of the travel habits and spending capacity of Indians with disabilities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establishing tourist sites that are preferred by persons with disabilities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recording stats of numbers & experiences of disabled tourists visiting India. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Applaud Good Practices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Awards for disabled friendly Restaurants, Entertainment and Shopping Areas in line with the accessible Hotel awards. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 10. Encouraging Private Sector <ul><li>DOT Restaurant Registration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Including accessibility as a mandatory criteria for DOT registration. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hotel Star Rating System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extending accessibility requirements to all categories and budget hotels. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improving Evaluation criteria. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 11. Summary Time - Extending luxury hotels accessibility requirements to budget hotels and restaurants Incorporating accessibility requirements for restaurant & budget hotel registrations Time - Extending hotel accessibility awards to restaurants, entertainment & shopping areas Accessibility Awards for the Industry Financial Support 18 months Market Research Establishing Spending Capacity of Indian PWD Financial Support 6 months Survey of all hotels and major tourist attractions in top 10 tourist destinations Tourist Access Guides Implications for DOT Time Frame Description
  10. 12. Thank You www.AccessAbility.co.in [email_address]

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