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Accessible tourism for all: A matter of equal rights to be a tourist Degree
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Tourism Studies.
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Tourism Studies.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The overall quality of life increases by participation in leisure activities. The accessibility of

destinations is crucial in order for everyone to have equal opportunity to experience them.

Approximately 560 thousand people in Sweden have some form of physical disability. As a

result they may require different types of assistance or aid to manage everyday life, which

includes recreational activities. Everyone has the right to enjoy the nature and Sweden has a

large number of national parks and national reserves. In many cases, the accessibility to these

destinations is limited for people with physical impairments or disabilities. Stockholm

archipelago is the largest one in Sweden with a great variety of natural- and cultural values.

This area attracts a high number of tourists, especially during the summer season. Therefore,

have the authors aimed this thesis to study how Swedish organizations operating within

tourism for disabled are working to improve the accessibility for people with physical

disabilities in Stockholm archipelago. To collect the data seven in-depth interviews were

conducted with organizations who are working with accessibility and tourism for people with

physical disabilities and have adequate knowledge regarding the topic. The results of the study

indicate that the progress towards an accessible archipelago had a promising start. However,

the development is slow and there is still much need for improvement. A lot of consideration

needs to be taken when planning for improved accessibility and four main areas of importance

were discovered.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016.
Keyword [en]
Accessible tourism, physical impairments, disability and travel pattern, nature tourism, destination management
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Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-23079OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-23079DiVA: diva2:968879
Available from: 2016-09-13 Created: 2016-09-13

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