Promoting universal accessibility on World Tourism Day
On the occasion of World Tourism Day, which is celebrated annually on 27 September, the Ministry for Tourism and the Malta Tourism Authority will be organising a series of events to mark this important date.
The theme chosen for this year by the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation) is that of 'Tourism for all - promoting universal accessibility'.
A programme of events, which is being supported by the Ministry for Tourism and the Malta Tourism Authority, will commence today with free guided tours of the Neolithic Temples of Tarxien, held exclusively for persons with disabilities, and will end on Friday 30 September with a seminar Competence and its Relevance in Tourism with Accessibility organised by the Malta Hotels & Restaurants Association. An artisan fair will also be held in Marsascala on Sunday 25 September.
On the actual World Tourism Day, namely Tuesday 27 September, a number of events are being organised around the island.
Throughout the day, a number of Heritage Malta sites and museums will be opening their doors free of charge.