04 September 2013

European funding for accessible tourism

Design, Implementation, Promotion and Marketing of  Accessible Tourism Itineraries
Deadline: 22 October 2013 

Objectives:
  • To foster adaptation of tourism products and services to the needs of people with special access needs 
  • To promote equal opportunity and social inclusion of people with special access needs 
  • To improve skills and training with relation to accessibility in the tourism supply chain 
  • To help mainstreaming accessibility in all segments of the tourism supply chain, while at the same time creating a seamless chain of accessibility in tourism 
  • To promote, market and disseminate best practices in accessible tourism 
  • To provide adequate support and guidance to SMEs
  • To enhance the quality and diversify the offer of accessible tourism experiences in Europe
Expected results:
  • New partnerships and better cooperation amongst local authorities/relevant tourism authorities and agencies, tourism operators, in particular SMEs, training providers and disability stakeholders 
  • A stronger focus on accessibility in local tourism development agendas and strategies 
  • Creation of a "critical mass" of accessible destinations, attractions, sites and tourism-related services, as mainstream products providing quality and value-for-money 
  • Better trained staff, better skills, higher satisfaction levels form travellers and a more positive image of the destinations concerned, thus boosting the overall image of Europe as a tourism destination 
  • Attracting more tourists, and maintaining viable tourism flows in the low-season. 
  • Positive returns for businesses, especially SMEs and micro-SMEs 

Maximum EU Contribution per project : € 125.000

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