EVALUATING THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF BARRIER FREE TOURISM, A CASE STUDY IN ISTANBUL


YILDIZ S. , POLATOĞLU Ç.

2nd International Scientific Conference on Tourism in Southern and Eastern Europe: Crisis - a Challenge of Sustainable Tourism Development?, Opatija, Hırvatistan, 15 - 18 Mayıs 2013, cilt.2, ss.435-446 identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
  • Cilt numarası: 2
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Opatija
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Hırvatistan
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.435-446

Özet

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by United Nations aims the elimination of discrimination against persons with disabilities and to raise their living standards. The tourism industry has also focused on Barrier-free tourism to provide better service to specific tourist groups such as; disabled people (ageing, health problems). The major issues of accessible tourism are "accessible accommodation". However, before the accommodation unit, built environment itself has lots of physical barriers to deal.