The Ministry of Tourism in Bahamas has begun efforts to place accessibility at the heart of tourism development. New creative measures will allow disabled guests to better experience the country, and businesses have been offered incentives for making accommodations for those individuals.
Infrastructure audits of hotels, public spaces, and ports of entry are now being taken to see how prepared The Bahamas is in providing facilities for the disabled.
“We want to ensure that when guests come to our shores they can enjoy what we have to offer,” said Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe. “Part of that is to ensure that all members of a family can access a particular space or take part in certain activities.”