Portugal – Best tourist destination for people with disabilities
In recent years, Portugal has been claimed to be, by many, one of the world’s best tourist destinations, but this week, on September 10th, the World Tourism Organization distinguished it as “the world’s best destination for people with disabilities”.
In St. Petersburg, Russia, during the 23rd Assembly of the Organization, this distinction was awarded. This is a recognition of the initiatives that were made during the recent years to make Portugal more inclusive.
One example of these inclusion measures is the “Accessible Beach” program, which gives access to more than 200 bathing areas to people with disabilities or the “Festivals + Accessible”, making it possible for people with reduced mobility to attend shows and events with greater visibility.
This is a well-deserved recognition of a solid work in which Portugal becomes increasingly accessible to all, showing the best of it.