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Accessible Travel seminar

ASTA India Chapter in association with Ministry of Tourism & SATH -(Soseries- Delhi, Mumbai, Cochin & Chennai - 28th July- 4th August 2008ciety for Accessible Travel & Hospitality) presents a seminar series on "Accessible Travel" in Delhi- 28th July, Mumbai- 30th July, Cochin- 1st August & Chennai- 4th August 2008

There are 180 million persons with disabilities worldwide. They represent the single largest untapped tourist market in the world.

Your Company can be taking:

Attention to
Customer Service
Training, plus
Investigating the
Opportunity for a
New Market

To tap this huge market and create awareness amongst the travel colleagues, the India Chapter of ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents) has invited SATH ( US based association organization called "Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality" which works for the advocacy in the travel industry for people with specific needs) to come to India and conduct special seminars series for the Indian travel industry on "Accessible Travel".

ASTA India Chapter has invited Dr. Scott Rains & Jani Nayar from SATH- US and Craig Grimes from AccessibleBarcelona- UK to share their knowledge about the response this segment is receiving in the US & UK and how to make our infrastructure more accessible. Dr. Scott Rains and Craig Grimes both use wheelchairs and travel across the globe to promote and educate the travel industry on “Accessible Travel”!

The seminar programme is as under:

09:30 Disability Awareness
10:15 What to Say and How to Say It
11:00 Basic Disability Etiquette Skills
12:30 Exercise in Disability Awareness: Disability Lunch
13:45 Debriefing of experiences at lunch
14:00 Inclusive Tourism in India – The current situation
14:30 Inclusive Tourism 101
16:00 Inclusive Marketing 101
17:30 The Future of Inclusive Tourism in India
18:00 End of Seminar- Feedback and Questions from the day

We invite the travel industry colleagues to attend the seminar and take advantage of this great learning opportunity.

For registration and participation details, please contact:

Ms. Deepika Chowdhry- Event Coordinator
Phone: +91-11-41652406/ +91-11-41652410
E-mail at:

ASTA Office bearers and members working on the seminar series can be reached on email:

Mr. Rajeev Kohli- President, ASTA India Chapter-
Mr. Gajendra Singh Panwar- Vice-President, ASTA India Chapter-
Mr. Vishwas Makhija- Secretary, ASTA India Chapter-
Mr. P N Narayanaswamy (Mohan)- Treasurer, ASTA India Chapter-
Mr. Sanjeev Joshi- Member, ASTA India Chapter- Delhi -
Mr. N S Rathor- Member, ASTA India Chapter-Mumbai-
Mr. Ranju Joseph- Member, ASTA India Chapter- Cochin-
Mr. Sriram Keshavan- Member, ASTA India Chapter- Chennai-

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Seminar hosts

Delhi- Surya Crown Plaza , Cochin- Casino Group of hotels, Chennai- The Park

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