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VisitScotland’s New Inclusive Tourism Guides

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VisitScotland has announced the completion of an inclusive tourism project in partnership with AccessAble, to deliver 100 Detailed Access Guides for selected accommodation providers and attractions across Scotland.

These Detailed Access Guides let users know what access will be like when they visit a venue, from the route getting in, to what is available inside.

Inclusive tourism is an incredibly valuable market for Scotland. It covers a wide range of people, from those with hearing loss, mental or visual impairments, and wheelchair users, to senior travellers and families with young children. 

Disabled people tend to travel in larger groups and stay longer, while the average senior traveller spends 35% more on leisure and hospitality than other age group. 

The latest statistics from the Great Britain Tourism Survey (GBTS) show that in the 12 months from July 2022 to June 2023, UK visitors with an impairment took 2.9 million overnight trips to Scotland, spending £730 million. 

There are many barriers for disabled people when travelling, so please help to spread the word of these guides to allow more visitors to enjoy our city, and for practical advice on how to make your business more accessible, please visit:
https://www.visitscotland.org/supporting-your-business/responsible-tourism/inclusion

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