Journal of Tourism Futures: Volume 1 Issue 3 , Open Access


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Accessible tourism futures: the world we dream to live in and the opportunities we hope to have

Eleni Michopoulou, Simon Darcy, Ivor Ambrose, Dimitros Buhalis

Accessible tourism is evolving as a field of academic research and industry practice, set within a dynamic social context. The field is interdisciplinary…


Evolution of models of disability as a basis for further policy changes in accessible tourism

Alina Zajadacz

The purpose of this paper is to present the results of a critical analysis of the disability models developed to date and of how they function in practice. Furthermore, it…


Assessing the value and market attractiveness of the accessible tourism industry in Europe: a focus on major travel and leisure companies

James Bowtell

The purpose of this paper is to examine the accessible tourism market potential, alongside the implications of operating in the accessible tourism market and an assessment…


Stakeholder perspectives of the future of accessible tourism in New Zealand

Brielle Gillovic, Alison McIntosh

The purpose of this paper is to put forward the argument that New Zealand’s tourism industry generally fails to acknowledge the importance of the access market. Despite…


A methodology for facing the accessibility of monuments developed and realised in Thessaloniki, Greece

Aristotelis Naniopoulos, Panagiotis Tsalis

Archaeological sites and monuments, by their nature, do not allow major interventions to their structure, in order to abolish the obstacles that make them inaccessible…


Accessibility improvement interventions realised in Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki, Greece

Aristotelis Naniopoulos, Panagiotis Tsalis, Eleni Papanikolaou, Alexandra Kalliagra, Charitomeni Kourmpeti

Access to culture is a fundamental right of people with disabilities and a significant aspect in the development of accessible tourism. A visit to a monument provides an…


Removing “invisible” barriers: opening paths towards the future of accessible tourism

Rafael Cruces Portales

The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the analysis and grasp of accessible tourism, from its present into a medium-term future. It provides a socio-anthropological…

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