The courses are part of the first Accessible Tourism E-Learning program with exclusive content focused on accessible tourism
and equal opportunities for people with disabilities. - World Tourism Organization photo -
Published Wednesday, June 23, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
The Costa Rican Accessible Tourism Network, an association focused on promoting improvements in the tourism service for disabled visitors, launches online courses for tour operators on how they can make their services more accessible for people with disabilities.
The courses are part of the first Accessible Tourism E-Learning program with exclusive content focused on accessible tourism and equal opportunities for people with disabilities.
The goal of the training is for tourism operators to "learn from scratch, with all the bases to define what is accessible tourism, customer service, infrastructure development, among others," Stephanie Sheehy, Executive Director of the Costa Rican Accessible Tourism Network said.
According to the Tourism Institute, the courses will be given with the support of the Argentine company E-Learning Noun Eventos and the Distance State University of Costa Rica.
Among the topics that will be developed in the course are:
» Accessible tourism in outdoor activities.
» Accessible tourism in urban areas.
» Accessible tourism in natural environments such as national parks, trails or waterfalls.
» Accessible tourism on beaches.
Registration for the courses will begin on Sept. 13. According to the organizers, it will be made up of three modules developed in three months each, in virtual lessons available 24 /7.
Companies and entrepreneurs in the tourism sector interested in receiving the training can reserve their space on the website of Noun Eventos company site.
This past year, 22,672 independent entrepreneurs and business owners from the tourism sector have received Virtual Training on Health Security and Tourism Learning.
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