A wide range of activities will take place during the 4th International Accessible Travel and Tourism Conference taking place in Dubai on January 11-12.
The event is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Airlines and Group.
The Conference aims to make all cities People of Determination friendly and underline the need to strengthen legislations, policies, infrastructure and services, especially in the areas of air, land and sea transportation, in addition to accommodation services and hospitality, to satisfy their needs and help them discover the world with ease.
The Conference also aims to shed light on the challenges faced by around 1.3 billion people with special needs, according to the UN World Health Organization (WHO) – 50 million of them live in the Middle East region alone.
As part of the activities, the Conference will host a workshop organized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) during the Conference, in the presence of officials and interested parties, to inform them about the latest requirements and standards applied to provide services that meet the needs of people with special needs during travel.
The conference is sponsored and supported by Emirates Airlines as the Official Airline, Dubai Economy and Tourism, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) as Strategic Partner, as Destination Partner, Dubai Duty Free as Silver Sponsor and JW Marriott Marquis Hotel as a sponsor. Official host.
Several senior officials and experts from local government agencies such as the Dubai Municipality, Highways and Transportation Authorityand the Dubai economy and tourismalong with international organizations such as the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), UNESCO and Airports Council International (ACI-World), they will speak at the conference organized annually by Nadd Al Shiba PR Event Management in Dubai.
In their speeches, high-level speakers will address the experience of their countries and institutions and best practices leading to accessible tourism, friendly infrastructure and various facilities and services in sectors such as hospitality, transportation, health, insurance and communications, which should be taken into account. takes into account the requirements of different segments of people with needs.
Tourists and visitors of purposeful people constitute a large tourism segment that spends billions of dollars annually and hope to visit cities that are friendlier and meet their needs while traveling, staying, moving and visiting tourist destinations in these cities. The 50 million determined people living in the Middle East represent a promising opportunity to strengthen the tourism industry in the region and provide thousands of new job opportunities.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, sponsor of the Conferencesaying,
“Dubai continues its efforts and initiatives to bring together decision-makers and experts in the field of accessible tourism under one roof, fostering collaboration, sharing best practices and showcasing to the world its exceptional efforts to support this important segment of the world. local and international communities. . “It also highlights the achievements of the UAE as a leading country in which people with disabilities are given special priority.”
News source: Emirates News Agency