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dc.contributor.authorMichopoulou, Eleni
dc.contributor.authorHilton, Sarah J.
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-01T11:56:30Z
dc.date.available2021-02-01T11:56:30Z
dc.date.issued2021-01
dc.identifier.citationMichopoulou, E. and Hilton, S. (2021). 'Accessibility to spa Experiences'. In Eusébio, C., Teixeira, & L., Carneiro, M.J. (Eds.). 'ICT tools and applications for accessible tourism'. Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global, pp. 1-23en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9781799864288
dc.identifier.doi10.4018/978-1-7998-6428-8.ch007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/625580
dc.description.abstractThis chapter aims to highlight and raise awareness of the previously unknown barriers currently faced by wheelchair using consumers in the spa industry and the implications of these barriers for consumer and industry alike. Existing research on accessibility within this specific environment is extremely limited (if any). This study shows that access to accurate information is a key issue, a key barrier to participation and not only for those who have not visited a spa before. Gaining information pre visit in tourism is increasingly done online and there is the opportunity to use technologies and especially websites and social media platforms to help provide this information. The chapter also illustrates the potential for health and greater mental and social wellbeing the spa industry and the wider wellness tourism industry have for wheelchair users and how they could mutually benefit each other, as well as further promoting the case for barrier free accessible tourism and leisure opportunities.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherIGI Globalen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.igi-global.com/chapter/accessibility-to-spa-experiences/271072en_US
dc.subjectSpaen_US
dc.subjectwellnessen_US
dc.subjectwellbeingen_US
dc.subjectdisabilityen_US
dc.subjectaccessibilityen_US
dc.subjecttechnologyen_US
dc.subjectexperienceen_US
dc.titleAccessibility to spa experiencesen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.source.booktitleICT Tools and Applications for Accessible Tourism
dc.source.booktitleAdvances in Hospitality, Tourism, and the Services Industry
dc.source.beginpage146
dc.source.endpage168
dcterms.dateAccepted2020
refterms.dateFOA2021-02-04T12:49:28Z
dc.author.detail781625en_US


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