The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has recently been urging countries to look at how they measure up in terms of accessible tourism, and to take the necessary steps to open up their hotels and attractions to people with disabilities. The Bahamas is the latest nation to take the initiative, recognising that the benefits of accessibility go far beyond attracting foreign holidaymakers; they will also benefit their own growing ageing population. In September they will host a symposium on accessible travel, and the government have created a department catering for people with disabilities; small but important first steps.
It’s encouraging to see countries deciding that providing accessible facilities is the right thing to do; hopefully the lure of the benefits brought by the resulting rise in tourism will be enough to see these aspirations come to fruition.
See the full story here: Bahamas To Target Disabled Tourists
Can Be Done offer a selection of hand-picked accessible hotels in the Caribbean.