Welcome to the Website of ENAT - the European Network for Accessible Tourism.
ENAT is a non-profit association for organisations that aim to be 'frontrunners' in the study, promotion and practice of accessible tourism. You may be an expert or new to the area - in either case you are welcome!
By leveraging the knowledge and experience of the network, our members are improving the accessibility of tourist information, transport, infrastructure, design and service for visitors with all kinds of access needs, providing models of excellence in accessible tourism for the whole of the tourism industry.
"One of the major challenges that we now face is to establish a long-term funding strategy at EU level in order to foster innovation in tourism accessibility and implement improvements within EU Member States and across national boundaries. Indeed, we must make all responsible bodies understand that the sooner we all solve this major problem, the sooner the Tourism for All market could develop positively, for the benefit of the tourism industry, the destinations and the employment opportunities". Annagrazia Laura, ENAT President, July 2015.
The return on accessible tourism investments. Watch the Video:
Mind the Accessibility Gap (ENAT / European Commmission)
ENAT Members can be found in more than 30 countries and 5 continents. Development activities are strong on many fronts such as destination management, marketing, transport, tour operations, education, training, standards and services. By joining ENAT, organisations can be assured of keeping up-to-date with the latest developments and helping to shape the future of accessible tourism in Europe and around the world. Investment in accessible tourism measures can bring high returns, also when the market in general is weakening.
If you are working in accessible tourism or want to be part of it, we warmly invite you to join ENAT.
ONCE Foundation, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT) have committed to the renewal of the collaboration agreement signed in 2011 by the three organizations, to conduct a series of joint actions. Its main objectives are the promotion and development of tourism for all, particularly for people with disabilities.
New! 06/08/2015 Tourism Innovation Competition “How to keep track of tourists?”
On 2nd June 2015, The Lisbon MBA and Turismo de Portugal jointly launched a worldwide competition of ideas - the Tourism Innovation Competition - which will reward the most innovative project to a solution on how to measure tourists’ behavior in the countries and/or cities they visit.
New! 06/08/2015 VisitEngland Leads European "Access for All" Project
Following a successful pilot project in 2013 and 2014 with four destinations – Visit Bath, goLeicestershire, NewcastleGateshead and VisitBrighton, the national tourist authority, VisitEngland accessed funding from the European Commission to expand its Access for All initiative.
New! 04/08/2015 Norway's Rogaland County Presents Recreation and Outdoor Areas for All (YouTube video)
The Norwegian Government has dedicated 2015 as the Year of Outdoor Recreation in Norway. To promote outdoor recreation in the county, Rogaland County Council has taken the initiative to make a film presenting some of the recreation areas in the county. Special attention is given to sites made accessible for all. You can download the film: “Universal design in recreational areas in Rogaland” on this website: http://www.rogfk.no/Vaare-tjenester/Regionalplan/Friluftsliv/Friluftslivets-aar-2015 The web-site www.tilgjengelighet.no mentioned in the film is for the moment only in Norwegian. An English version is being prepared these days and will be available fairly soon.
Chicago, IL, July 31, 2015. The Open Doors Organization (ODO) today released the findings of its 2015 Market Study. The nationwide survey, conducted by Mandala Research, LLC, is a follow-up to ODO’s groundbreaking studies of 2002 and 2005 on the spending trends and market scope of U.S. adult travelers with disabilities.