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VisitEngland launches accessible tourism guide campaign

04 March 2014 by
VisitEngland launches accessible tourism guide campaign

Tourism board VisitEngland has today launched a campaign championing accessible tourism in four major regions across the country.

In association with the Disabled Persons Railcard, VisitEngland has published four travel guides, one each for the regions of Leicestershire, Newcastle-Gateshead, Brighton and Bath, with the aim of showcasing and promoting their access-friendly tourism status.

The guides feature tourism businesses and attractions in the area that have been judged to have particularly good access credentials, including museums, exhibition halls, art galleries, local monuments and hotels.

Details considered include monitored lighting levels, lifts, hearing aid loops, accessible toilets, dropped kerbs and step-free routes.

Listed attractions include Leicestershire's Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, The Sage in Gateshead, Brighton's Royal Pavilion and the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum and Assembly Rooms in Bath.

James Berresford, chief executive of VisitEngland said: "This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase these particular locations; to build on the legacy of the 2012 Paralympic Games and encourage tourism businesses to make the most of the accessible tourism market, which has enormous potential for growth."

The guides are available to download in PDF, large print Word file or audio format from VisitEngland.com/accessforall, by calling 0207 578 1454, or via email qad@VisitEngland.org.

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