September 27, 2016, 9:00am - September 27, 2016, 5:30am
The World Tourism Day celebration was started by the United Nations World Tourism Organization in the year 1980 which is celebrated every year at 27th September. This day is celebrated every year having particular theme for bringing awareness on some aspect of tourism among the people all over the world.
World Tourism Day 2016 would be celebrated with the theme of “Tourism for All – promoting universal accessibility”.
Accessible Tourism for all is about the creation of environments that can cater for the needs of all of us. Accessible tourism is about making it easy for all people (irrespective of their age, gender or physical status) to enjoy tourism experiences. Accessible tourism is a set of services and facilities for individuals with specific needs who may include the disabled, elderly people, pregnant women, parents with children, people with temporary disabilities; or the increasing number of tourists carrying heavy strollers. All these people need some particular facilitation during their travel.
We are proud to announce our event “Crocs for All” to celebrate world tourism day on 27th September, 2016 in collaboration with Madras Crocodile Bank Trust/Centre for Herpetology (Croc Bank).
Explore Differently would bring in accessibility solutions to Croc Bank, the largest reptile zoo in India and both the teams at Explore Differently and Croc Bank are excited to bring out “Crocs for All”, perhaps the only “accessible tourism in action” on the map of world tourism day celebration across India.
“Crocs for All” would be a daylong celebration full of fun events and activities for everyone.
Besides the usual walks along the crocodiles and reptiles enclosures to know about them, you will find clay model making, origami, signage design making, show and tell engagements, Croc dig - digging in sand for croc teeth and osteoderms (the fastest digger will get a prize), exhibits on “accessibility to all” and many more things.
All are welcome to join the celebration, to promote universal accessibility!
With the Corporation denying permission to hold the annual frisbee championship this year on the beach, due to environmental reasons, it has brought the issue on whether such activities should be allowed on beaches or not, into focus.