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Tenerife promoting its accessibility for disabled travellers

Tenerife promoting its accessibility for disabled travellers
17 Sep 2013

Tenerife has been demonstrating its appeal as a holiday destination to disabled travellers by touting its range of accessible activities. 

The Canary Island recently welcomed a group of travellers with a variety of disabilities, including deafness, blindness and paraplegia, and invited them to take part in a range of physical activities including kayaking and reaching the summit of Mount Teide, Spain's highest peak. 

'This project ... highlights the wide range of options that Tenerife offers to those people with varying degrees of disability, as the island gives them the chance to do activities that require a significant physical effort,' commented Carlos Alonso, Tenerife's Minister for Tourism. 

The United Nations World Tourism Organization is currently preparing to publish an 'Accessible Tourism for All' manual to help stakeholders improve accessibility to tourism destinations,  facilities and services worldwide.

Physical, mental and sensory disabilities affect 15% of the global population according to the World Health Organization. ADNFCR-408-ID-801638275-ADNFCR

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