The Costa Brava Girona Tourist Board is focusing on inclusion in 2021. Inclusive and Senior Tourism has therefore prepared three training and awareness-raising initiatives for this sector.
The Baix Empordà Regional Council organised the 1st Baix Empordà Inclusive Tourism Conference. It was attended by some forty people from the public and private tourism sector in the county.
Girona’s Campsites Association and MIFAS, an organisation that works for people with physical, organic, and sensory disabilities inclusion, signed an agreement last October with the aim of developing collaborative initiatives in the field of tourism accessibility and promoting inclusive tourism.
Screenshot of the training day, with the five speakers and the representatives of the Tourist Board. There is a sign …
Inclusive and senior tourism is a transversal factor of the tourist offer that is becoming more and more important. It is a brand and destination strategy that generates differential value and quality. For this reason, in 2021, the Costa Brava Girona Tourist Board is making a definitive commitment to it. Various awareness-raising and training actions are planned, as well as actions to communicate good practices.
The Girona Pyrenees are a totally advisable destination for people in wheelchair or with reduced mobility. It is not us who say that, but Daphnée Cagnane, Armelle Maignan and Marie Vampouille, three French bloggers in wheelchair that work for accessibility. At the beginning of March, they had the opportunity to spend six days in the inland area of the Costa Brava. They were accompanied by Stéphanie Xeuxet, managing director of the association Action Handicap France, an organisation that works to raise awareness, training and diagnosis related to accessibility.
It aims at pointing out the value of the region as an accessible tourist destination and to bring on a new qualitative and distinguishing attribute in the tourist competitiveness offered in the Baix Empordà.
The Costa Brava and the Girona Pyrenees have been the central theme in the first webinar of the cycle “Plan your trip: accessible tourism and COVID-19”, organised by PREDIF with the support of Fundación ONCE.