Otilia Maria BORDEIANU


Accessibility has become a very important topic within the last years on all levels of society and all ages.  It is important that in a modern world and an open society with sharing and participation for everyone, all kinds of barriers have to be realized, identified and- finally- removed. Accessibility is considered a central element of any responsible and sustainable tourism policy. Accessible tourism now presents new challenges and increased demands in fields of accommodation, restaurants, leisure or wellness. However, many tourism businesses, particularly in Eastern Europe, have superficial knowledge about how their companies have to be organised and arranged to be accessible for all. The paper underlines the need to promote an accessible tourism in Romania as a concept designed for all. It also presents the main characteristics of accessibility, good practice examples and the initiative for an accessible tourism promoter.


accessible tourism, accessible tourism promoter, accessibility, tourism for all, universal design


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