The semi-state Cyprus Tourism Organization (CTO) is focusing on an action plan for accessible tourism, aiming at providing accessibility to people with disabilities in order to enjoy their holidays in Cyprus.
Addressing the conference, CTO Deputy Director Annita Demetriades said that accessible tourism concerns around 138 million people throughout the EU, with increased accessibility needs, that are usually traveling for holidays in low seasons.
As she said the accessibility infrastructures and services, give a positive image to Cyprus and enhance the quality of its tourism product, showing at the same time the respect of Cypriots to all visitors coming to the island.
According to figures, direct revenue from accessible Tourism in the EU for 2012 amounted to € 352 billion, employing 4.2 million people. Studies indicate that improving accessibility could lead to a 24.2% increase in demand by 2020