certification for barrier-free tourism
10YFP STP Portfolio: “Tourism for All”, the certification for barrier-free tourism in Germany
Sustainability and inclusiveness are defining elements of the German federal government’s tourism policy that go hand in hand in removing one of the major travel obstacles for people with disabilities – the lack of reliable and comprehensive information on barrier-free tourism offers along the tourism service chain.
To address this challenge, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) supports the development and introduction of “Tourism for All”, a national labeling and certification system of tourism offers for people with various kinds of disabilities. The labelling and certification criteria have been jointly developed by associations representing the interests of people with disabilities and federal and state tourism marketing organizations.