This march, Mónica Cerdán, a professor and researcher at the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi (URL), offered a course on accessible tourism for the management of tourism businesses from the Les Corts district of Barcelona.
In the course, which was organized by the Barcelona City Council, the report “Accesibilidad en los establecimientos turísticos y comerciales del distrito de Les Corts” (Accessibility in tourist and commercial establishments in the Les Corts district) was presented. This study served as the basis for the course, as it sought to make tourism and commerce more accessible to individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families.
The Chair of Responsible Tourism and Hospitality of the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi (HTSI) has created an advice manual for traveling with children with autism. The manual, created in collaboration with the Provincial Council of Barcelona, the MRW Foundation and Vueling Airlines, provides useful information to help children with autism and their families travel on planes.Read more
The Chair of Responsible Tourism, commited to improving the lives of people with intellectual disabilities
The Chair of Responsible Tourism and Hospitality of the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi (HTSI) has taken part in projects to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities in the tourism and recreation sector. These initiatives, driven by the Les Corts District, are part of the second phase of its Study for Improving Accessibility.
The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi (HTSI) met with the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) to share its experience with sustainable tourism. The goal of the MLIT is to study advanced cases of sustainable tourism policies from abroad in order to develop and implement the “Tourism Vision to Support the Future of Japan” plan, prepared in March of 2016. One of the cities chosen as a reference by the Ministry is Barcelona.
Hisea Sogou, MLIT Senior Researcher; Kenta Okui, MLIT Research Officer; Hajime Kishi, Manager of the Japanese National Tourism Office (JNTO) in Madrid; Kenji Inoue, Executive Director of JNTO and the representatives of the SunBeam Co., Ltd consulting firm came to HTSI to study projects and success stories from the School’s Chair of Responsible Tourism and Hospitality. Daniela Freund, Vice Dean of Corporate and International Relations and Mónica Cerdán, Director of the HTSI Chair, were charged with welcoming the delegation. They explained the impact of tourism in Barcelona, and described how the Chair is carrying out multiple projects related to responsible tourism, accessibility and hospitality in collaboration with different public and private organizations.Read more
HTSI and the Gran Teatre del Liceu present the “Alas para el Autismo” project in the 8th week for social responsibility in Catalonia
The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi (HTSI), part of Ramon Llull University, participated in the 8th Week for Social Responsibility in Catalonia by explaining the project “Alas para el Autismo: cultura para todos sin barreras” (Wings for Autism: culture for all, without barriers) in collaboration with the Gran Teatre del Liceu Foundation. The project was presented as part of the round table entitled “Alianzas empresa y tercer sector” (Company and third-sector alliances).
At the event held at the seat of the General Archive of the Crown of Aragon in Barcelona on November 15, Mónica Cerdán, Director of the School’s Chair of Responsible Tourism and Hospitality, indicated that the goal of the project is to improve access to tourism and cultural activities for individuals with intellectual disabilities in general, and autism in particular. HTSI is currently preparing a manual on accessibility in collaboration with El Liceu and the Provincial Council of Barcelona, along with a number of scientific articles on an international scale to transmit the experience to other opera houses. Cerdán expressed her thanks for the involvement of institutions like the Barcelona City Council, the Barcelona Provincial Council and the Unesco Chair of Ramon Llull University in many of the HTSI Chair’s projects.Read more
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