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Haberler ve Duyurular - ACCESSIBLE TOURISM COMMITTEE CONDUCTED ITS FIRST MEETING 17.02.2012

ACCESSIBLE TOURISM COMMITTEE CONDUCTED ITS FIRST MEETING

Resim albümü The committee, which was built within the cooperation protocol and Accessible Tourism City Alanya Project to apply the projects on accessibility for all in Alanya and developing the Accessible tourism, conducted its first meeting. 

ACCESSIBILITY CERTIFICATE TO BARRIER-FREE PROJECTS
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism, vice president of head of auditors of general directorate of investment and enterprises İrfan Akıncı, Culture and Tourism expert Seda Sürücü, Auditor Yeliz Özmetin, The Mayor of Alanya Municipality Hasan Sipahioğlu, Levent Benal  as a representer of Alanya Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ALTSO) and the president of Alanya Tourist Operators Association(ALTİD) Gülçin Güner attended the meeting which took place in Alanya Municipality Accessible Playground and Recreation Center

NO REST IN THE PROJECT ALANYA FOR ALL
During his opening speech Hasan Sipahioğlu stated that they had done very important things for Alanya and he continued “ This Project aims to build necessary technical, institutional, national and international promotion, marketing and financial cooperation for application of the projects which will be initiated in the future to gain accessibility for all in Alanya and for developing Accessible tourism. In this context our goal is to reveal the deficiencies and work for a Accessible tourism in the committee meeting which was held with participation of all the parties. We have made progress in the practice of the Project. By the end of this month, the vehicles of public transport will have reached the standards available for the use of people with disabilities. We consider ourselves just at the beginning in the Project “Alanya for All” and we are saying no rest for further and better services”

ACCESSIBLE TOURISM CITY PROJECT IS AN IMPORTANT MARKET
Vice President of the Head of Auditors and Committee member İrfan Akıncı said “We can’t ignore that service conducted in Alanya as ministry. Accessible city which is pursued by Alanya municipality is a new concept. The other issue which makes this Project more meaningful and important is the fact that European population will consist of more elderly people in the forthcoming days. The Project “Tourism For All” paves the way to a market. It is one of the main goals of our ministry to get as much share from this market as we can”. 

WE CAN’T REMAIN INSENSITIVE AS THE MINISTRY
“We exchanged correspondence with related directorates after the protocol we signed with Alanya Municipality, ALTİD and ALTSO and we informed those directorates. We were assigned as committee members by the Ministry” said Akıncı. Akıncı also expressed “A common workgroup will be constituted in the first committee meeting in which all the parties take part and he also stated that a report about the applications indoors and outdoors will be prepared on Accessible Tourism city Project Alanya has already been continuing and these projects will be awarded with “Certificate of Accessibility for All”. 

The meeting ended with a presentation about the “Accessible City” applications from around the World after determining the application principles, preparing an action plan and discussing surveys which will be held in the name of parties and other matters.