Students and staff of Castle Tower School took up an invitation from Titanic Belfast to be ‘tourists at home’ to mark World Tourism Day and celebrate its theme ‘Tourism for All – Promoting Universal Accessibility’,
The special event was hosted by Europe’s Leading Visitor Attraction to highlight and support this year’s theme during its Year of Access, which aims to highlight the issue of disability access in its many forms and encourage industry improvements when dealing with disabled travellers.
Castle Tower School has been selected as Titanic Belfast’s education partner and will play a vital part in developing not only Titanic Belfast’s learning programme but its accessibility during its Year of Access.
The World Tourism Day celebrations was the first activity of the on-going two year partnership were the school will get to experience the world-class education programme, trialling new and existing activities at no cost to themselves.
Judith Owens, Titanic Belfast’s Director of Operations, said, “We are delighted to be supporting this year’s World Tourism Day celebrations with our new partner school, especially during our Year of Access. With one in five potential customers in the UK having a disability and as one of the UK’s most accessible attractions, we are committed to further developing our five-star customer service. We are very much looking forward to working with Castle Tower School to develop this and further our learning offering.”
Teacher Paula Morgan said: “The whole school is really looking forward to not only learning more, going back in history and exploring the oceans with Titanic Belfast but also helping them develop their accessibility offering during its Year of Access.”