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Tourism is for everybody

Dear Sir or Madam,

Have you ever tried to book a journey that is as accessible as possible? But accommodation is often only the smallest problem and the lack of accessibility is more of a structural nature. It's a good thing that there are experts who can help you with your booking and are also committed to making the entire infrastructure in the travel industry more accessible - like Tourism for All. We asked the British organisation about the accessibility of tourism.

Have a nice week,

Anne Hofmann
Editorial team

Graphic: 26 - 29 September 2018, REHACARE International Trade Fair for Rehabilitation and Care, Düsseldorf, Germany


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Sports wheelchairs: Playing field, street and skatepark demand variety

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Photo: Situation during a wheelchair rugb game between Brazil and Great Britain while the Paralympics 2016; Copyright: Andi Weiland |
For many people with disabilities, the wheelchair is not just their everyday companion but increasingly also turns into sports equipment. What are some of the differences when this assistive device is used for recreational purposes versus in professional sports? And what makes them so unique? has asked several athletes to find out.
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Manuela Richter – That's how she rolls

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Photo: Manuela Richter with her dogs; Copyright: Nikolaus Richter
First, it was quite some overcoming for Manuela Richter to leave her comfort zone, but it was worth it. Meanwhile, the Leipzig native loves to be outdoors with her dogs and to experience adventures. To whom she owes her thirst for adventure, which adventure she would like to experience and why she is so fond of dog trekking, she tells us at
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Tourism for All: "Traveling is not just about physical access"

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Photo: A wheelchair user as a Lego figure in front of the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie; Copyright: Andi Weiland |
Tourism is for everybody. The aim of the British organisation Tourism for All is to make travel accessible. Whether travelers, policy makers or companies, Tourism for All wants to operate with and for everyone. asked Ana Crome, Tourism for All's administration officer, how the attitude of companies and politicians towards people with disabilities has changed and what the European tourism market has to offer.
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