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Haberler ve Duyurular - DECISION OF “CARRYING ON ACCESSIBLE TOURISM” FROM ALTID 21.05.2014

DECISION OF “CARRYING ON ACCESSIBLE TOURISM” FROM ALTID

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The President of Alanya Tourism Managers Fellowship (ALTID), Burhan Sili indicated that Accessible Tourism Project carried grave importance regarding the spread of tourism to 12 months, along with its contribution to social integration. Alanya Municipality Accessible Park and Recreation Center Project Coordinator and Accessible Tourism Commission Secretary General, Münir Altıoğlu paid a visit to the Action Committee of ALTID concerning “Accessible Tourism” studies within the framework of “Accessible Tourism City Alanya Application and Cooperation Protocol” coordinated by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and carried out by the Ministry of Family and Social Policies General Directorate of Disabled and Elderly Services, Alanya Municipality, Alanya Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ALTSO) and Alanya Tourism Managers Fellowship (ALTID).

‘WE ARE IN FAVOR OF A MODERNIZED PROTOCOL’
The President of ALTID, Burhan Sili indicated that Accessible Tourism Project carried grave importance regarding the spread of tourism to 12 months, along with its contribution to social integration. Sili stated: “Alanya, as a county possesses an exemplary vision and background throughout the country. As ALTID, we will carry on fulfilling our duties in the process, and we are in favor of the inter-institutional cooperation protocol to be modernized, which will be expired at the end of December.

THE DATA RELATED WITH ACCESSIBLE TOURISM IS AS FOLLOWS:
According to a research done by the European Commission and European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT), there are approximately 37 million of disabled people and 120 million of elderly people under the category of disabled, residing in Europe. It is assumed that of all those 157 million of individuals, 74% (116 million) of them are capable of travelling. However, from that 74%, only 17% (20 million) of them are actively travelling internationally. For this reason, “Accessible Tourism” carries grave importance regarding its possible impact on tourism market, along with its capability of spreading tourism to 12 months.