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BBC World News notes Scandic’s work on accessibility

BBC World News notes Scandic’s work on accessibility

Scandic’s groundbreaking work with accessibility issues, i.e. how the hotels function for guests with disabilities, has attracted the attention of international media. Last Saturday, BBC World News showed wheelchair bound, British journalist Frank Gardner’s trip to Stockholm. Hotel Scandic Victoria Tower in Kista, Stockhom, was selected for its holistic approach to accessibility.The task of the BBC-team during the trip was to find out what it’s like to travel and stay at a hotel in Stockholm for a person with a disability. The program follows the legendary BBC-reporter Frank Gardner, who was injured during a mission to Saudi Arabia and has been confined to a wheelchair since 2004. Scandic Victoria Tower, which opened in September 2011, was the team’s chosen accommodation in Stockholm. Scandic’s Accessibility Ambassador, Magnus Berglund, participated and talked about Scandic’s work with accessibility issues.

– We are noticing clearly that this is a hot topic, which is not surprising having in mind there are over 50 million people with some form of disability in Europe. Here at Scandic all employees are trained in accessibility and we work daily in the group to ensure that our hotels are accessible to all guests. We view our work on accessibility as an investment, says Magnus Berglund, Accessibility Ambassador at Scandic.
 
Link to the story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/fast_track/9746562.stm
For more information please contact:
Magnus Berglund, Accessibility Ambassador, Scandic, phone: +46 8 51735077
Margareta Thorgren, VP Group Communication, Scandic, phone: + 46 8 51735254scandichotels.com

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