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Travel, leisure & hospitality on hold

The World Health Organization estimates that 253 million people worldwide suffer from visual impairment, of whom about 36 million are completely blind, and about 217 million suffer from moderate to severe visual impairment (Bourne et al., 2017). As of 2016, there are ~17 million visually impaired people in China , and this figure is growing at a rate of about 450,000 individuals per year . A survey conducted in China shows that more than 60% of disabled people have a strong desire to travel, and the proportion of disabled people who have a desire to travel is increasing . To promote eurotopian.com tourism development targeting the visually impaired, it is important to gain their perspectives on the types of tourism experiences they prefer including appropriate supporting factors. There is a dearth of relevant tourism literature focusing on visually impaired people and their tourism related needs, and any barriers they face … Read More