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Haberler ve Duyurular - ACCESSIBLE TOURISM PROJECTS OF ALANYA WERE EVALUATED 11.12.2010

ACCESSIBLE TOURISM PROJECTS OF ALANYA WERE EVALUATED

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The projects prepared for Accessible City and Tourism for All were shared in cultural center of the municipality with a lot of participation. Meetings in which legislators from Poland, Sweden, Slovakia and Czech Republic, local administrations and representers from handicapped federations attend have been conducted in cultural center of the municipality with leadership of district governor Hulusi Doğan, coordinatorship of Alanya Municipality and support of Mahmutlar Municipality and ALTİD (Alanya Tourist Operators Association) for three years. The problems in attaching the people with disabilities to social life and the studies done to develop accessible tourism were discussed during those meetings.    

As a result of those studies, the first steps were taken to actualize three projects related to people with disabilities and accessible tourism. Those are the titles of the three projects which have been initiated in Alanya;

1-Accessible City Alanya: Building a model accessible city in public and private spaces for people with disabilities, who live in Alanya or visit Alanya as tourists, to participate in every area of social life without taking any help or getting minimum help from other people

2-Accessible Tourism for All: Studies have begun for accessible hotels to let people with disabilities have holiday and know different cultures just like others and for 12 month sustainable tourism in our country.  

3-International Accessible Recreation Center: (The 3rd project whose legal procedure  is being waited to be completed to start) Preparing a joint project with other partners in Europe and aplying for European Union funds and other sources to build multifunctional  education, rehabilitation, integration and recreation centers for people with disabilities to let them and their attendants from home and abroad accommodate in significant periods.

A meeting about projects for people with disabilities was held in Cultural Center with cooperation of Alanya Municipality and ALTİD. Alanya Municipality mayor Hasan Sipahioğlu, Alanya district governor Hulusi Doğan, The Ministry of Culture and Tourism deputy president of Directorate of Investment and Enterprises Board of Auditors, representers from handicapped associations, representers from Handicapped Board of Alanya City Council, tourist operators and citizens attended the meeting. After the opening speech of ALTİD president Gülçin Güner, Alanya Municipality mayor Hasan Sipahioğlu and district governor Hulusi Doğan instructed people about projects for people with disabilities. Later, municipal doctor  Mehmet Çam who is also the coordinator of those three projects made a presentation about “ Accessible Cities and A General Overview to Accessible Tourism”

The president of World Architects and City Planners Union Prof. Krzysztof Chwalibóg made a presentation called “Accessible Cities and Hotels”. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism deputy president of Directorate of Investment and Enterprises Board of Auditors İrfan Akıncı indicated that he had found the projects applied in Alanya interesting and he had liked them. He also stated that he would share those projects with authorities of the ministry in his speech at the end of the meeting.