Can You Hear Me? A Research of Touristic Demand from and Supply for Deaf Travelers

  • Janine WernerEmail author
  • Felix M. Kempf
  • Thomas Corinth
Part of the CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance book series (CSEG)


In this research demand and supply of Deaf People’s Tourism is undertaken. The requests and offers are put into comparison. It therefore takes a closer look at the “tourism for all” concept. The research shows that for deaf people two travel options exist: (1) Such, which are created for deaf people, only, and (2) others, that follow the “tourism for all” approach and include customized parts. Inclusion of hearing impaired exists, as they have the possibility to travel in a self-determined manner and choose from a variety of packages. Even intercontinental travel is offered. It can be said that the risk of social isolation that deaf people are faced with is reduced as there are diverse offers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Janine Werner
    • 1
    Email author
  • Felix M. Kempf
    • 1
  • Thomas Corinth
    • 1
  1. 1.IST-Hochschule Für ManagementUniversity of Applied SciencesDüsseldorfGermany

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