Inclusive Greece: Accessibility certification and labelling in tourism


One billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability or have special needs. For them, detailed and reliable information about the use and experience of touristic facilities is an essential basis for their travel choice
Accessible tourism is one of the few segments with growth and great economic potential
Barrier-free travel is essential for about 15% of the world population, helpful for 40%, and of course, comfortable for 100% certification and a transparent labeling system as a quality criterion in tourism
Inclusive Greece is the Greek certifier representing “Tourism-for-All“, a labeling system in the segment of barrier-free tourism. Developed over the last 10 years of cooperation and coordination with affected associations as well as experts in tourism and well known in the industry. Tornos News recently reported that the Municipality of Athens is implementing a plan, which aims at the unimpeded access and participation of people with disabilities in every aspect of everyday life. Recent interventions include more disabled ramps in the neighborhoods and the city center, new parking spaces for the disabled with signs on the streets and municipal parking lots, support services for their better service, but also upgrading of sports structures with facilities facilitate their access to them. These are just a few steps taken from an overall long-term plan that is constantly evolving because the needs are great.