"Many people underestimate the economic impact of accessible tourism in Europe"

Interview with Dr. Victoria Eichhorn, Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

There is a market for accessible travelling in Europe. Yet it only grows very slowly. But actually there is a huge demand, like a study has recently proved. So what do people with access needs really require? And what does the travel industry have to offer – already today and in future?


Photo: Dr. Victoria Eichhorn; Copyright: private

Dr. Victoria Eichhorn; © private

Photo: Wheelchair access to the beach; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Silvina Rusinek

Accessibility and more participation can be achieved with already little arrangements on site; © panthermedia.net/Silvina Rusinek

Photo: Two men help a wheelchair user to get into a boat; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Manfred Sobottka

If employees on site are used to have contact with people with disabilities, it will help to make their holidays as nice as possible; © panthermedia.net/Manfred Sobottka

Photo: Nadine Lormis; Copyright: B. Frommann

© B. Fromman