Asturias Rompiendo Barreras - I Congreso Nacional de Turismo y Deporte Adaptado. Gijón '07

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For the first time in Asturias the opportunity to carry o tan Internacional Congreso, organized by the Association for the Promotion of Asturian adapted tourism- Aptaa is discussed.

The specific topic of the Congress is the situation of tourism in this community for everybody, winth special interest un people who suffer from some kind of disability.

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All this contextualized not only in the National but also International frame of the tourist industry.

The aim of the congress is analysing the current state of the Spanish touristic offer the one from the Principado de Asturias, mainly from accesibily point of view.

The improvements that imply an accessible designe of the facilities applied to leisure and free time cause an increase in the life quality of everybody because the require the least physical or intellectual effort to do all their activities of transfer, leisure, restauration and accommodation.

From an exclusive business point of view there exist huge business opportunities through the accessibility concept for the public in general and of course to assit specifically a segment in Spain an all over the Europe in big expansion. But, also from a social perspective, we can achieve an important value profit since the concept of accessibility is accompanied by improvements in quality life in a hard way, for people with bigger difficulties for the realization of these activities.

Beneficts for the useresof an accessible tourism are evident. But there are also some for destinations and touristic enterprises.

Photo: Active Adapted Tourism

General Goals

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  • Ayuntamiento de Gijón
  • Infogijón
  • Ayuntamiento de Gijón
  • Fundación Municipal de Servicios Sociales del Ayuntamiento de Gijón
  • Gobierno del Principado de Asturias - Consejería de Cultura, Comunicación Social y Turismo
  • Gobierno del Principado de Asturias - Consejería de Vivienda y Bienestar Social
  • Obra Social Cajastur
  • Deporte Asturiano - Gobierno del Principado de Asturias


  • TermoSalud
  • Asturiana de Asfaltos
  • FEVE
  • COCEMFE Asturias
  • Eolo Sport
  • Escuela Asturiana de Turismo Activo y Aventura
  • Club Deportivo Cosa Nuesa
  • Federación de Deportes de Minusválidos Físicos del Principado de Asturias