Greece is set to introduce Tourism Business Accessibility Label

Published on : Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Greece is pushing ahead with strategies and campaigns that will make well-known tourist destinations easily accessible to all disabled people, announcing new certification in this direction for tourist enterprises and beaches.

On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, this news was declared by the Tourism Minister, Vassilis Kikilias, who said efforts in this direction were part of the National Action Plan for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which “apart from [ensuring] equal participation across the tourism industry spectrum, aims to promote Greece as an accessible tourism destination”.

The minister also mentioned that it was government’s priority to make sure accessibility to all of the country’s destinations, adding that a bill would soon be tabled in parliament foreseeing the creation of an “Accessible Tourist Destination Label” as well the conditions and requirements that hotels should meet in order to receive certification.

“We are also working on the process that would award an ‘Accessible Tourism Enterprise Label’ to tourism businesses in all categories and types with the aim of raising awareness, motivating them to become friendlier, accessible and therefore easier to visit by Greeks and visitors from abroad with disabilities or reduced mobility,” said Kikilias.

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