It’s Time to Make eTourism Accessible

  • Franz Pühretmair
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3118)

Abstract

“Nearly half of all handicapped people would travel more frequently, if there were more barrier-free offers. And about 40 percent have already renounced a travel because adequate offers were missing” (Max Stich, ADAC vice-president for tourism, 2003). So far the tourism industry still has hardly recognized the potential and the value of barrier-free tourism. As long as the tourism industry will not identify that barrier-free tourism is an indicator for quality, a trademark and a competitive advantage they will not attract its considerable market-share. Often the lack of not supporting barrier-free tourism is a combination of missing offers and inadequate or missing information presentation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Franz Pühretmair
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  1. 1.Competence network information technology, to support the integration of people with disabilities (KI-I)Hagenberg i. MAustria

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