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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.

President's Message

"With its broad-based experience in the complex and challenging areas of accessible tourism, ENAT can support and provide advice on any major initiative in training and management, enabling destinations, tourism businesses and education organisations to meet the need for excellence in this area."    Annagrazia Laura, ENAT President, June 2013.

 (Read the full text of the President's Message...)


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. 

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New! 13/04/2014 UNWTO Member States set priorities for European Tourism

European Tourism representatives gathered at the 57th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe identified enhanced international cooperation, innovation, private-public partnerships and accessibility as main priorities to ensure the sector's future competiveness. The Seminar on Developing Effective Tourism Clusters, held in on the sidelines of the Meeting, laid the ground for innovative collaborative approaches for sustainable tourism development in Europe (3-4 April, Baku, Azerbaijan).

New! 06/04/2014 Report from 2nd Day of GITANDO.ALL 2014, Vicenza , Italy

At MITA International Meeting for Accessible Tourism OF GITANDO.ALL - The basis for the development of accessible tourism and leading European tourism.

01/03/2014 World Committee on Tourism Ethics to focus on the exploitation of children, trafficking, poaching and accessible tourism

(Madrid, Spain, 26 February 2014). The protection of children from all forms of exploitation, the fight against trafficking, anti-poaching and accessible tourism for all are among the work priorities defined by the newly formed World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WCTE). The Committee met at UNWTO headquarters to identify the major challenges facing responsible tourism and define its Action Plan for the coming four years.

12/01/2014 UNWTO Selects Best Worldwide Projects for Ulysses Award. Village 4 All is Finalist in Two Categories

The UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism honours tourism initiatives that contribute to advance tourism through knowledge and innovation, in line with the principles of the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

22/12/2013 50plus Hellas Collaborates with the ACCESSIBILITY PASS Hotel Accessibility Scheme

Athens, Greece, December 2013. ACCESSIBILITY PASS, the global certification scheme that classifies hotels’ accessibility level based on their infrastructure, services and personnel skills, is extending its scope to ensure that it addresses the accessibility needs of Senior Citizens.

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New! 15/04/2014 Workshop on Built Environment and Tourism for All, Libya

26 to 27 April, 2014 Benghazi, Libya. The association "Engineers for Libya" will hold a two-day technical workshop on Built Environment and Tourism for All. With the support of the Libyan Authority for Research, Science and Technology, the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Housing & Utilities, and in collaboration with ENAT.

New! 01/04/2014 SAVE THE DATE. "Mind the - Accessibility - Gap". EU Stakeholder Conference on Accessible Tourism

SAVE THE DATE: 6 June 2014, Brussels, Belgium. The European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry, is organising a conference for tourism stakeholders where the results of three specially commissioned studies on Tourism Accessibility in Europe will be presented and discussed by a distinguished panel of tourism practitioners and stakeholders.

23/02/2014 EU Infoday for Tourism Funding & Workshop on IT Tools for Tourism

20-21 March 2014, Brussels. The info day will focus on the most important EU programmes for the tourism sector, around practical questions. On 21 March a Workshop on IT tools for tourism will take place at the same venue.

03/02/2014 “Day of Accessible Tourism” at the ITB Berlin 2014

Berlin, 7 March 2014. The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) will host the third annual “Day of Accessible Tourism” at ITB, aiming to raise awareness of the topic of accessible tourism and the economic opportunities it presents.

12/01/2014 International Conference on Universal Design, Lund Sweden

Lund, Sweden, 16 to 18 June 2014. This event will bring together a diverse group of practitioners and researchers in a broad conference that focuses on collectively exploring creative and desirable solution proposals that will shape the future of universal design products and practices.

11/01/2014 4th Summer School in Tourism Management. Economic Impacts of Festivals and Events

Gozo, Malta, 29 July to 5 August 2014. The design and realization of events has become an important activity because it can accelerate the growth of European tourist destinations. OTIE - the Observatory on Tourism in the European Islands offers this course on the economic, social and environmental impacts of events.

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