Accessible tourism scheme to generate £325m for Scotland

The Scottish Government has launched an accessible tourism scheme offering online training and guidance on how to advertise the access facilities of services like tourist attractions & hotels.

The scheme is being championed by Tourism Minister Fergus Ewing who says "Improving accessibility has real potential to help achieve tourism industry growth ambitions and boost the wider economy, as well as enhancing social equalities.

"There's never been a better time to promote accessible tourism as we progress towards 2014 when Scotland celebrates the second Year of Homecoming and also takes centre-stage in world terms as host of the world's biggest sporting events: the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup."

David Grevemberg, chief executive of Glasgow's Commonwealth Games, added: "We have embedded accessibility and inclusion into critical aspects of delivering the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. For everyone involved with the Games, whether athlete or visitor, tourism is at the heart of their journey. "We welcome the fact that everyone has the chance to enjoy the Games experience. It is right that accessibility within tourism and the hospitality industry, as well as at our events and venues, is being placed at the heart of Scotland's preparations to welcome the world in 2014."

Visit Scotland are also supporting the scheme with Accessible Tourism Project Manager Chris McCoy, saying: "As we prepare to welcome the world in 2014, it's even more vital that we ensure that the industry is ready for all accessible needs." Is your business accessible? If so - make sure you've completed your information & are encouraging your visitors to submit reviews. Complete your accessibility information now at Check out the full article in the Herald Scotland.

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