Tourism, disability and mobility

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CABI
Publication Type:
Chapter
Citation:
Tourism and Inequality, Problems and Prospects, 2010, 1st, pp. 1 - 20
Issue Date:
2010-01
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In more economically developed countries, tourism is considered part of the modern experience with all people having the right to travel. None the less, there are many groups of people who do not take holidays or do not fully participate in the holiday experience for reasons such as low income, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, body size and disability. This chapter focuses on disability, in particular mobility, and argues that people with disabilities should expect the same rights to citizenship and the same quality of life as the non-disabled, which include the right to travel and participate in leisure activities (United Nations , 1993).
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