Tourism for All. Best Practise of V4 Countries

Tourism has to face many challenges and one of them is tourism accessibility. Infrastructure for people with disabilities, including infants and the elderly is not sufficient and it excludes them from visiting many destinations. The accessible tourism enables people with access requirements to function independently. Unfortunately, the vast majority of attractions and tourist facilities are not properly adapted to serve tourists with different types of disabilities in the V4 region.

The project aimed at promoting and initiating accessible tourism in the V4 region. It presented good practices and solutions from all kinds of tourism facilities (cultural and natural tourist attractions, accommodation, food and transport enterprises) which could be adapted by a wide range of tourism enterprises. It emphasized building social awareness, creating sustainable values and goals, and exchanging experiences.

As the outcome of the project, the consortium published the book “Best Practise of Accessible Tourism Case Study From V4 Countries” that introduces the conditions and possibilities for the development of accessible tourism in selected regions of V4 countries. It is a guidebook showing the best practices of accessibility for people with disabilities of tourist facilities. In each of the analyses regions 10 tourist facilities were selected which are perfectly adapted to the needs of disabled tourists.

Project implemented by the University of Business in Wrocław in cooperation with the University of Pannonia (HU), Polytechnic College in Jihlava (CZ) and Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica (SK) together with the Lower Silesia Tourism Organization and the Axis Association for Assistance to People with Spinal Cord Injury (PL).