ACCESSIBLE TOURISM CHALLENGES AND DEVELOPMENT ISSUE IN TOURIST FACILITIES AND ATTRACTION SITES OF AMHARA REGION WORLD HERITAGE SITES, ETHIOPIA Cover Image
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ACCESSIBLE TOURISM CHALLENGES AND DEVELOPMENT ISSUE IN TOURIST FACILITIES AND ATTRACTION SITES OF AMHARA REGION WORLD HERITAGE SITES, ETHIOPIA
ACCESSIBLE TOURISM CHALLENGES AND DEVELOPMENT ISSUE IN TOURIST FACILITIES AND ATTRACTION SITES OF AMHARA REGION WORLD HERITAGE SITES, ETHIOPIA

Author(s): Ashenafi Tafesse MESKELE, Solomon LINGERIH WORETA, Engdu Gebrewold WELDESENBET
Subject(s): Tourism
Published by: Asociatia Romano-America a Managerilor de Proiect pentru Educatie si Cercetare
Keywords: accessibiliy; tourism facilities

Summary/Abstract: Tourism is believed to be a tool for accommodating individuals with different needs. But, it is still far from entertaining the interest of peoples with limited ability. For such shortcomings, accessible tourism can be taken as the best remedy. The aim of this study is to evaluate accessible tourism challenges and development issues at hotels and attraction sites. Based on the assessment most of the tourist standard hotels have tried to fulfil basic accessibility facilities like ramps, telephone, accessible drop-off area, etc. On the other hand, most of them have failed to fulfil elevators, pushchair, shower chair, bed risers etc. From the attractions assessment, compared to the Royal enclosure of Gondar, the Rock hewn churches of Lalibela are trying to improve the site and are constructing facilities in and around. Generally, there are efforts to make tourism accessible in Amhara Region; but, still, there is a lot to do.

  • Issue Year: 9/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 63-85
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: English