Al-Sahli: 142 billion euros annually as a result of the reluctance of millions of people with disabilities to travel
The Kuwaiti Association for Parents of Persons with Disabilities, represented by the Vice Chairman of its Board of Directors, member of the Friends of the Disabled team in the Public Authority for Disabled Affairs, Fahad Al-Sahli , participated in the second session of the Dubai World Summit to facilitate tourism for people of determination, which was held with the participation of a group of international experts, officials of relevant government departments and people with disabilities. Under the title “Let’s make all cities friendly for tourists of determination”
Fahd Al-Sahli said that the summit in its first and second editions, succeeded in establishing a new stage for this type of tourism, for people with disabilities, who represent 15% of the total travel and tourism movement around the world
A proposal and outputs that we should benefit from in supporting our ambitious efforts towards revitalizing tourism in Kuwait to translate the efforts made to achieve the goals of the National Development Plan and the vision of “New Kuwait 2035”.
He added that the summit shed light on the challenges faced by about one billion people, according to the statistics of the World Health Organization. The world is easily and easily, noting that the volume of lost opportunities on the economy and global tourism, according to international experts, amounts to about 142 billion euros annually as a result of the reluctance of millions of people with disabilities to travel due to the lack of appropriate services and facilities in many cities of the world.
He added that the summit urged the importance of joint international cooperation to make service facilities such as airports, air carriers, hotels, various means of transportation, communication and communication, websites, shopping centers and other facilities and services, friendly to people with disabilities while on the move, adopting smart solutions and providing professional staff to provide a smooth travel experience that meets the needs of The various categories of physical, audio-visual disabilities and autistic children, and adherence to (Universal Design) standards to accelerate the process of preparing cities to become more friendly and responsive to the needs of persons with disabilities, estimated at 1 billion people, in mobility and decent living.