The International Academy of Accessibility and Universal Design wish you and your family Marry Christmas and happy and healthy New Year! We hope that all problems will be resolved, sorrows will be forgotten and all your dreams will come true! We also are expecting new mutual cooperation!
Pair decades ago peoples with disabilities in Russia couldn’t imagine niether travel to enother country nor walk on own street. But creation of the barrier-free environment changes everything. Today the theme of our programm is Accessible Tourism.
The solemn opening ceremony of the III St. Petersburg International Tourism Forum started today was held in the Atrium of the Main Staff of the Hermitage. Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Alla Manilova and Head of the Federal Agency for Tourism Oleg Safonov welcomed the participants.
The Conference “The problems of domestic and inbound tourism in the Russian Federation” has took place already. Chairman of the Board “International academy of accessibility and universal design” Alexander Bavelsky has participated in this event.
One of the main events will be held in 16:30. It will be the Roundtable Discussion “Accessible Tourism and innovative approaches to development”.
We anticipated honorable guests. The Deputy of the state Duma Vladimir Krupennikov will welcomed the participants. Also the Deputy head of the Federal Agency for tourism of Roman Skorij, the Chairman of the Committee for tourism development of St. Petersburg Inna Shalyto, the Deputy Chairman of the Committee, head of the tourism Department of the Government of the Leningrad region Elena Ustinova and President of the Foundation “Place under the sun” Irina Drozdenko will be participants of the Roundtable Discussion.