Developing Accessible Tourism in the Mediterranean
A.3 Promotion of social inclusion and the fight against poverty
A.1.2: Strengthen and support euro-Mediterranean networks, clusters, consortia and value-chains in traditional sectors (agro-food, tourism, textile/clothing, etc.) and non-traditional sectors (innovative ideas solutions for urban d
This project aims at developing products and services by both public and private sectors that allow people with disabilities to travel and enjoy new cultures and various locations as a basic human right. It also aims to educate both public and private sector employees of the needs and interests of people with disability and create linkages between a number of Mediterranean countries to help develop cross border itineraries for this group.
- Enhance accessibility in prime public tourism/cultural/archaeological sites
- Enhance accessibility options by various tourism service providers (hotels, spas, restaurants, transportation, etc.)
- Tap into medical and wellness tourism to create special products and packages
- Create new in-country and cross border itineraries, experiences and themes that cater for people with various disabilities
- Educate Tour operators and various service providers in both public and private sectors to better understand the needs and ways of people with disabilities during a tourism operation/function/activity
- Make use of technology for easier access and provision of information, as well as use of technology for ease of communication and physical access if needed
- A new tourism route/map created and more inclusive niche tourism programs and experiences developed in the Mediterranean
- Enhanced infrastructure that caters to people with different needs (locals and visitors)
- Higher inclusion in the workforce with better understanding and apprehension of the needs of people with disabilities
- Introduction of disability-friendly technologies and innovations to make tourism a smoother experience for people with disability
Ideally 3-4 partners, with at least 1 European country with strong experience in this area
No less than 3,000,000 euros.
Jordan Inbound Tour Operators Association - tentatively