Indonesia / Philippines, July 2016
Feeling the need to engage even more actively in discussions and exchange about Accessible Tourism in the Asia Pacific Region, and to involve a broad range of stakeholders from around the world, a discussion Platform was started on Facebook. ATAP (Accessible Tourism – Asia Pacific) aims at raising awareness and increasing understanding about accessible and inclusive tourism. Everybody interested in accessible tourism in the Asia Pacific region and worldwide is invited to join, which particularly includes travel agencies interested to engage in this largely unexplored area.
ATAP now has 142 members from around the world. The initiators of ATAP, Veneranda Mateo from Pinati, the Philippine International Network for Accessible Tourism and Kerstin Beise from AccessibleIndonesia hope that through this discussion group more people with disabilities and more stakeholders from the tourism sector will get to know about the opportunities to travel barrier-free in Asia Pacific countries.
The ATAP Discussion group can be found at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1358844074145388/