In October 2018, the Second World Summit on Accessible Tourism was held in Brussels, Belgium where over 400 participants from 255 different organizations and companies, from 40+ countries, gathered under one roof to get to know each other, share experience and best practices.
Some top picks
These are some non-exhaustive top picks, extracts and notes from the #dfa2018 Summit reporters.
- Opening ceremony, welcome reception and plenary opening session
- Summit Day 1 – some top picks
- Summit Day 2 – some top picks
- Closing remarks
Links to abstracts and presentations
- Accessibility tools
- Certified destinations
- Facilitators of stays
- Impacts of the accessibility
- Inclusive accommodations
- Information and planning
- Standards and expertise
- Territory labeling program
- Training on welcoming of tourists with special needs
- Customers, design, territories: new perspectives
- Message from Daniela Bas, Director of the Division for Inclusive Social Development Department of Economic and Social Affairs – United Nations
- Message from Marina Diotallevi, Head Ethics, Culture and Social Responsibility Department – UNWTO
- Travels around the world
Products and leisure activities
Transport and mobility
Gallery “Opening ceremony”
Gallery “Day 1”
Gallery “Day 2″
DFA 2014 – Montreal
In October 2014, the first edition of the World Summit on Accessible Tourism was held in Montreal, at the initiative of Kéroul and under the aegis of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). 360 participants from 31 countries shared their expertise and experiences.
At the end of the Summit, they adopted the declaration “A World for Everyone”. Available in 10 languages, the declaration includes 40 concrete measures to implement the recommendations of the UNWTO for inclusive tourism. The declaration is a genuine action plan at the local, national and international levels, promoting the accessibility of tourist infrastructure, buildings and services.