Will Accessible Tourism soon become the largest travel market in the world?

A year ago last week, I was lucky enough to attend various events at the Paralympics in London. Along with much of our population I was swept along with the spectacles and passion, and loved everything right down to the way Channel 4's 'superhumans' advert helped us see these extraordinarily talented athletes in a new light. All the same, and as I wrote a few weeks ago, I don't think enough about accessibility issues when it comes to travel. However, writing a fortnightly blog for WTM … [Read more...]

Innovator Spotlight – leading the way for deaf tourism with Wesemann Travel

On the island of Zanzibar in 2009, a young Dutchman was inspired to take a unique approach to deaf tourism. Jos Wesemann was there with his father, a man with a long history working on deaf issues in the Netherlands and around the world. And while Jos was well travelled, this was his first experience of being immersed in a local Deaf community abroad. Everywhere he went he was amazed by his experiences and by how easily deaf people from Holland and from Tanzania found it to communicate with one … [Read more...]