The Ministry of Tourism (Mintur) presented the first “Virtual guide for tourists with disabilities”, a tool that will generate skills for a relationship with quality and warmth between tourist servers and visitors with physical or mental disability.
The Minister of Tourism, Enrique de León, said that he works with the public and private sectors to make Ecuador a true tourist power and thus include people with disabilities for accessible tourism.
The Ministry seeks to position Ecuador as a model country on issues of disability, so it works with the World Tourism Organization, in an international convention of accessible tourism.
Xavier Torres, representative of the National Federation of Ecuadorians with Physical Disability (Fenedif) said that this is the beginning of “tourism for all”. “The platform marks a change in the country that seeks the accessibility of people with reduced mobility and contributes to the construction of a more inclusive society,” he said.
Iván López, representative of the Federation of Chambers of Tourism, stressed that tourism is one of the activities with the greatest source of non-oil income. “The 19 tourism chambers support and commit ourselves to this initiative.” The guide is aimed at all those who offer tourism services to people who have some type of disability. (I)