Cyprus Tourism Organization (CTO) is gearing up for the annual World Tourism Day on September 27, and with this year’s theme being: ‘Tourism for everyone – promoting universal accessibility’, the organisation has shed light on various activities across the island that aim to promote accessibility to all people, regardless of physical, mental or sensory abilities.
CTO has organised the events to promote the idea that everyone has the right to access touristic services, transport and Cyprus’ natural environment, museums, shops, restaurants, hotels and other facilities.
The organisation announced that in support of making Cyprus an accessible destination, it will offer disabled visitors and their escorts complimentary access to Thalassa Museum Ayia Napa and the archeological spaces and monuments which are managed by the Cyprus Antiquities Department, on September 27.
Meanwhile, the CTO will also support events that are being organised by the Nicosia Tourism Development & Promotion Company on September 24 which, among other things, include complimentary tour guides at the Leventis Foundation for people with disabilities.
Finally, CTO representatives will host presentations at schools around the island on World Tourism Day with the aim of cultivating in students a touristic conscience and increasing their awareness on the subject of accessibility.