On the occasion of today’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Hellenic Hoteliers Federation (HHF) and NPCP Me Alla Matia open the chapter of accessible tourism in our country.
The aim is to create the right environment for a systematic approach to Greece for visitors with disability and their families, focusing on their real needs and improving their living conditions.
“Greek hoteliers, once again, show our sensitivity and embrace all tourists without exclusion. Today is simply the occasion, but the essence lies in our decision to focus our attention on the rights of tourists with disabilities and to allow them to spend unforgettable holidays in our country”, said the President of the Federation, Mr. Grigoris Tassios, and added:
“We are coordinating our actions with NPCP Me Alla Matia, who from today assumes the role of our special advisor in legal and technical matters. HHF will contribute to the social dialogue with the State and the agencies, submitting specific proposals for the tourism of vulnerable groups”.
“We receive daily messages from disabled people living abroad who ask us for recommendations for their stay in our country. We hope that by the summer of 2020, we will be able to provide them with concrete directions and begin to see accessible tourism take significant steps forward,” said the President of NPCP Me Alla Matia, Mr. Vaggelis Avgoulas.
Messrs. Tassios and Avgoulas signed a memorandum of cooperation during today’s Board of Directors of HHF, which was informed about the conditions of accessibility for people with disability that prevail in our country.