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! 28/07/2015 The Flemish Coast - Accessible for All
"The Flemish coast, accessible for all" is a brochure with accessibility information about virtually all aspects of tourism at our coast side: accommodation, accessible beaches, restaurants, toilets, parking places, museums and other points of interest.
New! 23/07/2015 European Concept for Accessibility Network Launches Call for Accessible Destination Case Studies
The next ECA publication will focus on tourism destinations and we kindly invite all interested authors to contribute with a case study.
New! 23/07/2015 Compete for the European Access City Award 2016
EU cities are invited to participate in the sixth edition of the Access City Award - The European Prize for making cities more accessible to people with disabilities and older people.
New! 09/07/2015 Azores for All - New Programme
Cresaçor, through the AZORES FOR ALL brand, is pioneer in the promotion of the Social and Inclusive Tourism in the Archipelago of the Azores. As a Tourist Animation Company since 2005 we seek to democratize tourism in the Azores, developing leisure and recreational activities to residents and tourists, with or without special needs.
Turisme de Barcelona has produced a video in conjunction with the Institut Municipal de Persones amb Discapacitat showcasing the city’s wide range of resources for the disabled, including museums adapted for blind and visually impaired visitors, accessible beaches and guided tours with interpreters for the hearing impaired.