‘Tourisme et Handicap’ accreditation

on the Ile de Ré

The official ‘Tourisme et Handicap’ accreditation illustrates a concrete commitment and guarantee to an adapted and effective reception for disabled tourists.

Accessibility adapted to each disability.

  • Guarantee of an effective reception adapted to a particular clientele.
  • Guarantee of reliable and confirmed information about accessibility to sites and attractions.
  • Guarantee of accessible tourism integrated with the general public.

Receiving visitors with a disability: auditive, mental, visual and motor is a priority for ‘Destination Ile de Ré’.
That’s why all our ten tourist information centres have official ‘Tourisme et Handicap’ accreditation.
Since the creation of ‘Destination Ile de Ré’ in January 2016, the Saint-Clément-des-Baleines tourist information centre has received accreditation for four disabilities and the centres in La Flotte and Ars-en-Ré have had their accreditation renewed for five years.
Over 30 service providers and sites have received accreditation on the island.

‘Tourisme et Handicap’ is an official accreditation

Created in 2001 and registered in 2003 by the French Ministry for Tourism to promote a policy for access to holidays for all and the integration of disabled tourists with the general public. The accreditation identifies facilities and attractions accessible to the disabled population, for motor, visual, auditive and mental disabilities.

Accredited establishments share the following goal: to develop and promote tourism open to all and adapted to the disabled population, making it possible for them to travel alone or with friends and family.

The accreditation covers a wide range of tourist services: hotels, serviced apartments, campsites, holiday lets, bed & breakfasts, restaurants, leisure facilities, natural attractions, tourist attractions, leisure activities, tourist information centres and other reception facilities.

‘Tourisme et Handicap’ accreditation provides people with specific needs with reliable, objective and homogeneous information on the accessibility of places, equipment and tourist services.

It recognizes the quality of the services adapted to the types of impairments concerned and a use with maximum comfort and safety.

Obtaining the Accreditation involves the analysis of the equipment by qualified evaluators representing tourism professionals and associations of persons with disabilities. Their evaluation is based on a detailed grid based on the national reference system.

More information on www.handicaps-charente-maritime.com

link to the management website: http://www.entreprises.gouv.fr/marques-nationales-tourisme/presentation-...