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Professor Dimitrios Buhalis on accessible Tourism

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Published on Oct 26, 2012

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis on accessible Tourism explaining the benefits of accessible tourism and the importance of providing appropriate tourism and travel services for people with disabilities. He discusses the size of the market and the economic benefits as well as the social responsibility aspects. He concludes that all tourism facilities and destinations should provide appropriate information about their accessibility and make suitable adaptations to serve this market. Ultimately the only disability is attitude and with the right attitude tourism organisations and destinations can gain the trust and the benefits of the accessibility requiring markets.

The research undertaken in published in his books Buhalis, D. Ambrose, I., Darcy, S., 2012, BEST PRACTICE IN ACCESSIBLE TOURISM : Inclusion, Disability, Ageing Population and Tourism, ISBN 1845412524 Channel View Publications and Buhalis, D. Ambrose, I., Darcy, S., 2011, Accessible Tourism Issues: Inclusion, Disability, Ageing Population And Tourism, ISBN 1845411609 Channel View Publications.

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