ONCE Foundation launch survey on Spanish accessible tourism
- Written by George Sensalis
ONCE Foundation for cooperation and social Inclusion of disabled people celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2013.
Among its key accomplishments, ONCE Foundation has generated more than 80,000 jobs for disabled people in Spain.
ONCE allocates a large percentage of the proceeds from its lottery, the second largest in Spain, to developing the work of the Foundation.
Since 2011, the Universal Accessibility Directorate of the Foundation has been running multiple researches on Universal Accessibility in different environments such as urban planning, transport, and beyond.
During 2015 and 2016 the Observatory will focus the research on the situation of Accessible Tourism in Spain.
Spain welcomes over 53 million international tourists a year and tourist activity reached 10.9% of GDP. The current tourism trends observe increased sophistication of supply and demand, the presence of older tourists and the ever increasing demand for quality.
Accessible tourism comprises design facing the whole population, not just people with disabilities but families with children, carrying trolleys, bags, and with special needs at different moments of life.
The Foundation created a questionnaire for tourists who have traveled to Spain. Data gathered by this research will help analyze consumers’ habits and diagnose the state of accessibility in tourism facilities.
STUDY ABOUT TRAVEL BEHAVIOR IN SPAIN (link opens a new window)