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.
The 27th of September 2016, World Tourism Day, is particularly significant since, for the first time, the theme of the day is Accessible Tourism. This is having a great impact on the tourism world and on each country and tourism organisation who, in many destination areas, have organised a special event to mark the occasion. This demonstrates how significant the issue of Accessible Tourism has become all over the world. Annagrazia Laura, ENAT President, 27 September, 2016.
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.
New! 21/02/2017 New Voice for Consumers with Disabilities: UK "Disability Champion" for the Tourism Sector
Tuesday, 21 February 2017. Disabled people will get a fresh chance to make their voices heard as consumers, thanks to a UK government initiative to be announced on Tuesday. Eleven sector champions are being appointed to help make different areas of business more accountable to the disabled.
Nearly 600 participants attended yesterday the Official Launch of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. The event took place in the International Tourism Fair of Spain, FITUR, and will be followed by 12 months of global actions aimed at advancing sustainable tourism contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
03/01/2017 New Accessible Holiday Villa in Portugal
Accessibility is a priority at Casa do Lago - this incredible disabled friendly property offers luxury accommodation for families with people from all ages, including two wheelchair users among them.
Will I Need Personal Assistance Services Abroad? Getting from place to place, taking care of yourself, and getting assistance when needed are all part of the equation. Accessible Madrid provides Personal Assistance Service (PAS) for disabled travellers visiting Madrid, Spain on their vacation.
The "ALL FOR ALL - Portuguese Tourism", launched by Turismo de Portugal and addressed to all national tourism players, seeks to mobilize a concerted action to make Portugal a tourist destination increasingly accessible to all.