Accessible and Inclusive Nature-Based Tourism: Promising Practices of Universal Design in Sweden

The purpose of this project is to determine the level of access to different types of Swedish recreational outdoor environments (e.g., mountainous and forested areas, winter- and summer destinations) as excursion goals for physically disabled tourists.

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It aims to outline key aspects for improving the concept of accessible tourism strategies amongst outdoor recreation companies and public organizations. The project assembles experiences from disabled persons and various experts on accessibility. Of special interest is the aim to identify promising and cutting-edge practices among private and public stakeholders seeking to provide products and facilities for disabled tourists.

Through this project’s output, Swedish companies will be able to develop their competitive edge in commercial recreation and tourism activities, which are growing worldwide as significant socio-economic drivers. This research also has significance for implementing disability policy goals pertaining to accessibility and universal design, and for reaching outdoor recreation goal.




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Project leader

Sandra Wall-Reinius

Universitetslektor|Senior Lecturer

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Project members

Rosemarie Ankre

Universitetslektor|Senior Lecturer

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Kristin Godtman Kling

Doktorand|Doctoral Student

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