Thursday, April 19, 2007

Accessibility guides part of joint promo picture for Bournemouth, Poole

Bournemouth and Poole in the UK are working together on tourism efforts. And they haven't forgotten the traveler with disabilities. Says Bournemouth borough council's marketing and events manager Jon Weaver in this Daily Echo piece: "People see 11 miles of beach and we are keen to work closer together, enlisting the help of taxi drivers and coach operators, who see no boundary, to actively promote the entire area. There will also be a joint access guide for disabled visitors and events held simultaneously in the two resorts, along with more multi-cultural activities aimed at foreign language students. We want to work together and develop the whole conurbation as a superior destination in the UK." (Photo of Bournemouth beach scene courtesy of


At 8:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My family were on vacation at a theme park and I was surprised at how many patrons rode three wheeled, motorized scooters. Most of them were obese. Some were quite elderly. I do not know if they were also handicapped. With the aging of the Baby Boomers and rising obesity rates I imagine more tourist sites will make accomodations for scooters. While it's unfortunate that these accomodations have not already been made for the handicapped, the next few decades should see an upswing in ramps, etc., to ensure locations continue to get Baby Boomer dollars.
By the way, what a beautiful picture! I don't even know where Bournemouth, Poole is but I want to visit solely based on this photo! - gdh


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