Red Sea Global (RSG), the multi-project developer behind the world’s most formidable regenerative tourism locations, The Red Sea and Amaala, has pledged that its locations and experiences shall be totally inclusive for company with disabilities, particular wants and entry necessities, by implementing an accessibility agenda that’s aspirational, alive and responsive, making an actual distinction to visitor expertise.

The developer has pledged to make sure all company will take pleasure in luxurious hospitality and distinctive experiences – from crusing, kayaking and diving amongst shipwrecks and coral reefs, to exploring the inland setting and stargazing within the desert.

The goal is to make sure company take pleasure in RSG locations with fairness and dignity by means of the supply of areas, services regardless of bodily or cognitive potential.

“If we’re really going to do higher by folks and planet, we are able to’t go away anybody behind. There are roughly 1.3 billion disabled folks globally. It will not be solely completely inexcusable for our trade to exclude so many individuals, however commercially short-sighted,” mentioned John Pagano, Group CEO of Red Sea Global.

“We pledge to pursue a complete dedication to accessible tourism from day one. As a visionary developer, we’ve the possibility to construct in accessibility from the bottom up, creating distinctive experiences for each customer to treasure, no matter their bodily or cognitive potential.”

To drive this main dedication to accessible tourism, the developer will now require all its staff, consultants and companions to comply with the UN-backed commonplace, ISO 21902 – Accessible Tourism for All, all through their work.

The commonplace means each contractor at RSG’s locations should guarantee visitor experiences take a universally inclusive strategy. This dedication consists of utilizing new applied sciences – similar to sensible mobility and logistics – to radically improve luxurious tourism experiences for folks with disabilities and their households, who’ve traditionally been underserved by the worldwide trade.

Tony Coveney, Multi-Property General Manager at The St. Regis Red Sea and Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, mentioned: “One of our core values is “Putting People First,” which is mirrored in our strategy to supporting equal fairness for all, regardless of their particular wants or disabilities. At Marriott, we consider that by prioritizing the wants and issues of our company, associates, and companions, we create a extra welcoming and inclusive setting the place everybody can thrive and succeed. Our dedication to equal fairness is an embodiment of our core values, and we are going to proceed to uphold these values as we work to advertise accessibility and lodging throughout our world enterprise.”

Truly accessible from the very begin 

The Red Sea vacation spot is on monitor to welcome its first company this yr when the primary three accommodations and section one of many Red Sea International airport open. Upon full completion in 2030, it’s going to comprise 50 resorts, providing as much as 8,000 lodge rooms and greater than 1,000 residential properties throughout 22 islands and 6 inland websites. Phase One of AMAALA is concentrated on the Triple Bay masterplan, and shall be able to welcome first company in 2024.

The monumental, various terrain of the locations’ landscapes current a number of accessibility challenges. However, from opening, The Red Sea and Amaala will incorporate and frequently enhance inclusive infrastructure to allow company to take pleasure in world-class vacation spot experiences, no matter age or potential. This consists of:

  • Guests with a incapacity who participate in actions shall be supplied with adaptive tools and partnered with specifically educated instructors. Guests having fun with watersports, for instance, will profit from specialist crusing tools together with kayaks and stand-up paddle boards. Through RSG’s diving subsidiary, Galaxea, PADI-certified adaptive assist divers shall be educated to cater for these diving with disabilities and particular wants.
  • Operating seaplanes on the vacation spot below the worldwide commonplace of ‘Passenger Acceptance’, making bespoke provisions for company with disabilities to mitigate distinctive boarding challenges.
  • Deploying enhanced floor assist tools and Ambulift companies to help passengers disembarking planes and different modes of transport.
  • Training handlers on the vacation spot’s airport, Red Sea International, to allow protected transportation of wheelchairs and specialist tools.

Supporting households and caregivers

Red Sea Global can also be creating wellbeing applications for households and caregivers of individuals with disabilities, offering alternatives and experiences that assist psychological wellbeing and permit for a way of private and shared achievement.

To assist mother and father, and particularly the mother and father of youngsters with particular wants, RSG’s journey sports activities subsidiary, Akun, will provide a bespoke set of adventures and actions for fogeys that may assist construct wellbeing and psychological power. In line with RSG’s dedication to Respect and Resilience, these experiences will give attention to the therapeutic advantages of the pure panorama.

“The distinctive wants of individuals with disabilities have been broadly neglected by the worldwide tourism trade to this point. It’s important that we use our platform as a number one regenerative tourism developer – and a cornerstone of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 transformation – to shine a highlight on these points, if we’re to create a very pioneering trade that caters to all,” mentioned Rosanna Chopra, Executive Director, Destination Development at Red Sea Global.

Pushing boundaries past the visitor expertise

In line with the rules set out within the ISO 21902 commonplace, this accessible tourism initiative will lengthen to all features of RSG’s ecosystem, additional benefitting staff, native communities and companions.

Work will even be devoted to constructing the potential of tourism companies to assist employees with a incapacity, together with sharing assets to make sure operational groups have the abilities to make use of employees with a incapacity.

To make sure the lively participation of individuals with disabilities in the way forward for the tourism trade within the Kingdom and past, RSG will proceed to work with its hospitality and leisure companions to spend money on alternatives for employees and potential expertise, no matter their bodily, cognitive, or sensory wants.




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