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The development of the Internet has dramatically changed the world. One of the industries that have been directly affected by the Internet is the Tourism industry. The effects of Globalization have revolutionized tourism by encouraging people to travel from one place to another. The Internet has been pivotal in this revolution by increasing the access to information and greatly improving communication in the world. The Internet has affected tourism both positively and negatively. While it has increased access to information about tourism and provided a medium marketing tool, it has also been blamed for discouraging traveling since people can access everything at a push of the button. Regardless, the Internet has been one of the most important factors that have increased tourism activities in the world. It has made moving from one point to another easier, safer, and faster.

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  • Accessible internet in tourism
  • ENAT Benchmarking Study 2012: Accessibility of NTOs' Websites and Provision of Accessibility Information. Web accessibility of 41 National Tourism Organisations was assessed against WCAG 2.0 guidelines, using automated and manual checking. Websites were also screened to identify whether accessibility information was present for visitors with disabilities. Read the report: [1] (external)