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13/08/2018 Blind through the Okawango Delta– Inclusion excluded

Hr. Ruediger Leidner, ENAT Board Member, Accessible Tourism representative of the German Federation for Blind and Partially-Sighted people and President of Natko, gives a personal account of a recent trip he and his wife made to one of South Africa's wildlife parks. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

12/08/2018 Looking for Examples of Good Practice in Employment of Persons with Disabilities in the Tourism Sector

Dear Colleague, As part of a study for the ILO - International Labour Organisation, I am collecting examples of good practice and innovations related to employment of persons with disabilities in the TOURISM SECTOR. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

16/03/2018 On the Passing of Professor Stephen Hawking

Professor Hawking has given thousands of ENAT members and friends the inspiration to travel the world, despite all odds. We are honoured to have had the opportunity to include him in our work; a remarkable man who demonstrated the power of diversity. (Photo) Ivor Ambrose signs the Book of Condolence at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where Professor Hawking was a Fellow for over half a century. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

25/01/2018 Accessible Tourism: A Novel Idea for Promoting Tourism in Nepal

By Mr. Pankaj Pradhananga & Mr. Suman Timsina, Nepal, re-published with the permission of the authors. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

24/01/2018 İzmir Metropolitan Municipality. Services of the Directorate of Disability Services

İzmir Metropolitan Municipality provides its services within the perspective of inclusive democracy policies, family policies, health policies, education policies, transportation policies, employment policies based on human rights; as well as international agreements. This article gives an overview of the range of services provided for people with disabilities, including the Red Flag Award for accessible environments and transport services. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

21/01/2017 Universal Design hotel innovation

I am looking for a hotel group that would innovate by introducing my concept of small hotel rooms accessible to all, even for wheelchair users. Hotel groups and cruise liners are resolutely focused on the customer experience. These groups offer a unique experience. But what makes an unforgettable holiday? The reception, architecture, decoration of the premises, comfort, accessibility, all the sensations generated by a set of details, even small, are participating in the subtle alchemy. Any sense of difficulty or stress felt by a customer may question it.  Submitted by: JeanYves PRODEL

03/09/2016 Barrier-free Travel In German Theme Parks

University student, Laura Zimmermann reviewed Theme Parks' websites and actual visits to examine their access provisions. This is a summary of her report, showing that park managers have some awareness of accessibility issues but there is still room for improvement. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

24/02/2016 Accessible Tourism: Impact to the Local Economy of Promoting Northern Ireland as an Accessible Destination

A study report by Gavin Toal and Michael Holden, Developing Business Managers Programme, Ulster University, 2016. Accessible Tourism is a relatively new phenomenon within the tourism market as a whole. This study looks at evidence to see if Northern Ireland can benefit economically by promoting itself as an accessible destination. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

18/02/2016 NTO Learning Group - A New ENAT Forum for National and Regional Tourist Boards

A new ENAT Forum for National and Regional Tourist Boards, sharing experiences, tools and methods. With a focus on how to develop and implement accessible tourism policies and strategies, at country, regional and destination levels. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

08/03/2015 What Do Tourism Infographics Tell You If You Can't See Them?

Infographics are on an upward trend on TV and media, with bite-sized pieces of information on almost any topic being served with eye-catching illustrations, stats and diagrams.That's fine, unless your readers are visually impaired. Then they miss the whole message. Remember to provide alternative formats! Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

09/02/2015 Assessing the market attractiveness and the development of the accessible tourism industry: a focus on major travel and leisure companies.

This study examines the accessible tourism market potential, alongside the implications of operating in the accessible tourism market and an assessment of major travel and leisure company involvement. An analysis of the accessible tourism market value potential was conducted, and a sample of major travel and leisure companies were approached in order to identify a cohort of managers with whom interviews could be carried out. The research focused on providing a market value forecast using historic data from 2005 and extrapolating this to 2025. An examination of the reasons for and against major travel and leisure company involvement in the accessible tourism market was accompanied by an analysis of managerial perceptions. Sources for the market analysis confirmed the validity of the data and revealed a number of findings. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

15/12/2014 Accessible Self-Catering Cottages - Cost-effective Alternative to Traditional Respite or Short Breaks

A break by the sea with access for all. A break at Homelands, Fife, Scotland is cost efficient, meeting the needs of the carer and the cared for person. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

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