Some of the country’s most accessible tourist and visitor attractions to disabled people have been highlighted today.
Minister for Disabled People Sarah Newton and Tourism Minister Michael Ellis urge all leisure attractions to “follow their lead” and ensure they are catering for disabled customers’ needs.
Tourism is booming across the UK and is now worth over £66 billion a year to the economy. The sector employs 1.6 million people and creates growth across the country, from beautiful beaches and activity parks, to hundreds of thousands of heritage sites.
If the sector is to continue flourishing, it needs to ensure that facilities are accessible to all its visitors. With one in five people in the UK living with a disability or health condition, It is crucial that disabled people’s needs are catered to. Businesses can take actions including improving training on disability awareness for staff and adapting facilities to ensure they are accessible.
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