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.
New! 31/01/2016 Enhancing Tourism in Egypt by Reaching Persons with Disabilities. Competition on Accessible Tourism in the Red Sea, 2016
Hotels and tourism service providers in the Red Sea Governorate region of Egypt are invited to apply for the first ever "Tourism for All" awards, with the chance of winning a Study Tour to Europe and ENAT Memberships.
The winners of the second “Innovative Sustainability Practices Contest” organized by the Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD) have been announced. The social category award under the “SME” category was given to the Alternative Life Association for its Dreams Academy Kaş Project.
By special arrangement, ENAT is pleased to offer this free digital Accessible Travel Guide produced by Lonely Planet's Accessible Travel Editor, Martin Heng.
07/01/2016 Welcome to the EU Conference on Managing and Promoting Sustainable and Accessible Tourism Destinations
Join leading experts from the European Commission, the UNWTO, the European Environmental Agency, the European Network for Accessible Tourism and many national/regional tourist boards and tourism destination managers for a full-day conference on Managing and Promoting Sustainable and Accessible Tourism Destinations on 28 January 2016 in Brussels.
View this infographic showing twenty-nine top UK attractions, with descriptions of their accessibility features.