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! 06/07/2016 New ‘Destinations for All’ Guide Published By VisitEngland
Hot on the heels of their Access for All project, co-funded by the European Commission, VisitEngland has launched a new guide. The invaluable guide will help destination managers in England tap into the accessible tourism market, worth £12bn.
27 September is World Tourism Day! Tourism for All! The UNWTO calls on tourism actors and stakeholders to spread the word of both the importance and immense benefits universal accessibility has and can bring to society at large. #tourism4all #WTD2016
The first Ebook with guidelines to follow for accessible tourism. Contains two tables with infographics as an exceptional bonus to help you better manage the needs of guests with access needs! (In Italian).
03/05/2016 Dr. Scott Rains Has Passed Away
It is with great sadness that we wish to inform colleagues from around the world that Dr. Scott Rains, San Jose, USA, passed away on Saturday 30th April. Scott had been struggling with a brain tumor since December 2014. He will be greatly missed, not only by his wife Patricia and family, but also by his "extended family" of accesssible tourism advocates and activists, to whom he gave so freely of his knowledge and wisdom.
The first two professional tourist guides have been certified as "T-Guides" by FEG (European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations) and ENAT (European Network for Accessible Tourism) for guiding people with learning difficulties.