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Accessibility Issues in Travel and Tourism

Accessibility is the ease with which a place can be reached or the degree to which a good or service is available to all users. In the context of travel and tourism, the concept of accessibility applies at different scales. Geographic isolation or lack of good transportation decreases the attractiveness of countries, regions, or localities. The design of tourist facilities, buildings, and transportation systems may also pose barriers to some users, such as older adults and people with disabilities or mobility restrictions. Although the concept is usually understood in terms of physical access, accessibility is also related to economic, social, political, and cultural factors.

Place Accessibility, Geographic Isolation, and Transport Infrastructure

From the perspective of tourism geography, accessibility can be defined as the ease with which a ...

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