The President of RED ESTABLE, visits Cuba; to support and promote accessible tourism in the Caribbean country.
The president of the Spanish Network of Accessible Tourism, Diego González Velasco;
Affiliate member of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Member of the Board of Directors of UNWTO Affiliate Members; Responsible for the Accessible Tourism Working Group of Members
Affiliates of the UNWTO, President of the Ibero-American Network of Accessible Tourism, full member of the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT), Founding Partner Access Tourism International Consulting (Spain, Mexico and Dominican Republic) and Member of the Spanish Association of Universal Accessibility Professionals (ASEPAU); He traveled to Havana, accompanied by his wife Silvia Margarita Herrero Rabanete, Director of Red stable Institutional Relations and invited by SKEDIO TRAVEL (one of the 10 Spanish companies recently recognized by the Minister of Tourism of Cuba, for his support to the positioning of the island as a tourist destination) and the ECOTUR Agency.
The purpose of the visit was to participate in the International Tourism Fair FITCUBA 2019 and complete an important work agenda, which included the meeting with agencies, institutions and companies linked to the issue of accessibility, with the aim of supporting the efforts made the island in the preparation and development of this important segment and its international positioning; encourage exchanges, alliances, advice and multiple actions that will undoubtedly revert to benefits for all.
ACCESSIBLE TOURISM, A TOURISM FOR ALL.
Based on respect for human rights, non-discrimination, gender equity and equality, we evolve around inclusion, universal accessibility and design for all, in accordance with the reality and new trends of the sector.
Today, around 1 billion people in the world live with some type of disability. According to the United Nations Organization (UN), in 2050, 21% of the world's population will be over 60 years old, approximately 2000 million people.
Even with these figures, these potential tourists face numerous physical, communication and attitudinal barriers when traveling, which fracture the value chain of the tourist experience and cause tourist destinations not to be accessible.
Tourism is a fundamental right for all, including those with disabilities, as recognized by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of the United Nations Organization and the UNWTO Tourism Code of Ethics.
STABLE NETWORK, Skedio Travel and Ecotur, will promote joint actions to promote, develop and position Cuba, as one of the most important accessible destinations in the Caribbean.