Published on 2019-06-21 by
The International Tourism Fair FITCuba 2019 was a suitable encounter to take actions in favor of this matter. This was supported by the presence of the Spanish Network of Accessible Tourism and the Ibero-American Network of Accessible Tourism. Diego González, president of both organizations explained that in a joint effort with Skedio Travel Agency and Ecotur Travel Agency they pave the way on the importance of this tourist modality and also let people see that it goes beyond than having accessible hotels.
It is remarkable to take into consideration the attraction assets the destination possesses. Furthermore, he stressed that “the accessible tourism is a market with a tremendous potential in Cuba, because we are not only talking about disable people, on the contrary, we should talk about elder people with mobility problems, with an organic disability who need a dialysis or have a special necessity concerning their physical or intellectual conditions. Our objective is to give access to the right of tourism, whether people have or not a disability, a tourism for all of us, and satisfy the clients’ needs who desire and are interested in traveling, however, most of the time they do not meet destinations with the suitable conditions”; stressed the expert.
On the other hand, González highlighted Good projects already implemented such as information panels with translations in braille which can be used by blind people. They are placed at the Arm Square that tell the history of the location. He also added that there are four well-conditioned vans so as to transport disable people.