The creation of the international “Accessible Tourism Destination” distinction arises from the joint commitment of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the ONCE Foundation, to recognize and promote accessible tourist destinations. These aims are served by the recognition and dissemination of tourist destinations that make an important effort so that their destination can be enjoyed by any tourist, regardless of their physical, sensory or cognitive abilities.
The ATD is an annual distinction awarded on a worldwide basis by a specialized agency of the United Nations such as the World Tourism Organization. It is not an accessible destination certification that ratifies its excellence in this area but a distinction that highlights the initiatives undertaken so far, as well as the effort to maintain and increase the level of accessibility achieved.
For the 2019 Edition, the candidates can enter the submissions from 22 May to 30 June 2019.
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