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    Accessible tourism in Spain and access to Wifi 24/7

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    Access to entertainment and enjoyment of tourist facilities as well as services is considered a fundamental right for any person and thus the UNWTO understands tourism quality as the result of a process which implies the satisfaction of all consumer’s needs and expectations, and incorporates accessibility as a key factor within tourist sector.

    Given the relevance of tourism in our country, citizen increasing awareness and challenge to improve towards a model of inclusive tourism, Spain is making significant efforts in relation to accessibility for tourists with disabilities and thus Spain has become of world leader in accessible tourismenlace. The community of people with disabilities constitutes a powerful niche in the sector with over 500 million people worldwide, 50 million in Europe and almost 4 million in Spain. They all wish to travel with all guarantees.

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    Spanish tourist entities and platforms like the Spanish Network for Accessible Tourismenlace called redestable has launched in latest years some protocols and regulations to foster good practice in tourism accessibility with documents like “Accessibility Manual at Hotels for people with reduced mobility”; “Hotel Accessibility Manual in the 21st Century”, or the current “Code of Good Practice in Tourist Accessibility”. In addition, several important congresses on Tourism and Accessibility have been supported and specific actions have been carried out in tourist accommodations, such as Universal Accessibility Plan at Paradors (luxury hotels located in a historic location), a very good alternative if you are still looking for a comfortable and pleasant place to stay.


    Useful information for your accessible trip to Spain

    If you are planning your next trip, take note of main accessible resources to spend a holiday beyond limits in Spainenlace:

     

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    Adapted tourist cities and routes
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    Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia or Zaragoza are considered the most accessible cities in Spain and provide adapted tourist services for this type of travellers, with guide routes to discover a city specially designed for people with disabilities. You should also consider the 13 World Heritage Cities that can be found in Spain. Accessible Routes have also joined by substantially improving the facilities of all monuments; therefore they will not disappoint you.

    Adapted transport - You should know that Spanish airports, bus stations, metro and rail transport include adapted facilities for people with disabilities and reduced mobility. Maritime stations may be the ones in worst conditions for travellers, although State Ports is including the complete removal of limits in new modernization projects within their terminals. Meanwhile, public transport both proximity and long distance transport provide adapted vehicles. A good option, perhaps the most recommendable one, is the use of accessible taxis that can be found in all cities and many tourist populations.

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    Beaches: Comfort, well-being, freedom and autonomy
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    there are wooden walkways for reduced mobility people or services like adapted wheelchairs for swimming, amphibious crutches, adapted showers and toilets or Red Cross’s assistant staff. In this web you can see some of the best Spanish beaches beyond limitsenlace according to users.

    Natural resources and national parks for everyone
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    A total of 30 natural parks in Spain have accessible equipment for people with disabilities and there is a “Code of Good Practice in relation to accessibility in protected areas”. Nature at everyone’s reach is the idea provided by the Spanish Network of National Parksenlace which has already adapted its visitor centres and visitor areas for people with reduced mobility, by introducing panels and leaflets for blind people, and sign language guide tours. Do not miss the National Park of Timanfaya, Teide Park, Picos de Europa (Peaks of Europe) or Sierra Nevada, which provide guides for people with disabilities, adapted facilities and educational material.

    Accessible museums and cultural resources
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    The most relevant museums in Spainenlace have launched plans to facilitate accessibility through tactile boards, information written in braille, audio-guides and sign-guides. The National Museum of Roman Art, Reina Sofia Centre, Maritime Museum in Barcelona, The Prado Museum, The National Museum of Atlamira or the National Museum of Art of Catalonia are leaders in terms of accessibility and have become a good alternative for your cultural trip to Spain. Do not forget to visit the Typhological Museum in Madridenlace which has been specially created to bring culture to people with visual disabilities.

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    Access to the internet 24/7 anywhere

    Now that you understand the Spanish situation in regard to accessible tourism, we suggest you plan one of the aspects that will be of great interest as well as useful for your trip: The possibility of having access to Wifi 24/7 any time and place during your stay in Spainenlace.

    AlldayInternetSpain is an innovative Mifi (portable Wifi)enlace rental service for foreign tourists in Spain, which enables you to do anything on the internet without having to pay expensive roaming charges in order to stay connected to the internet outside your home country. Book now your Wifi in Spainenlace and you will receive it upon your arrival to the hotel or place you have chosen to stay. With AlldayInternetSpain Wifienlace you can stay connected simultaneously with all your mobile devices (laptop, tablet, smartphone, eBook…) or share internet signal with your travel partners; from only 5 euros per day and avoiding uncomfortable and unsecure public Wifi networks. 


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    Julio R. Astarloa

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