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Welcome

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

Photo of Anna Grazia Laura, ENAT President"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.

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

The return on accessible tourism investments. Watch the Video:
Mind the Accessibility Gap (ENAT / European Commmission)

Join ENAT

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. 

Download the ENAT flyer. Versions in English, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish

News

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.

New! 30/06/2016 World Tourism Day 2016 To Focus On Tourism for All - Promoting Universal Accessibility

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

09/06/2016 Italian Publication: Scarica Ebook Gratuito "La reception for all"

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.

03/04/2016 First Qualified Tourist Guides in Europe Certified as "T-Guides" by FEG and ENAT

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.

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Events

New! 18/07/2016 ELEVATOR Project. Accessible Tourism Training Workshop, Greece

Athens, Greece. 7 October 2016. The ELEVATOR project partnership is holding a Workshop addressing accessible tourism training for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in the tourism sector.

New! 17/07/2016 Aiming for Inclusive Growth. ENAT NTOs' Learning Event, Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, UK. 20 to 21 September 2016. ENAT is organising a Learning Event where National and Regional Tourist organisatons can come together for 2 days to share their experiences and learn from each other about developing and marketing accessible tourism.

14/05/2016 OTIE 5th Summer School in Tourism Management, Gozo Island.

Gozo, Malta. 31 July to 6 August 2016. The Summer School “Learning in tourism” is an initiative of the Observatory on Tourism in the European Islands (OTIE). One of the main objectives of OTIE is to organize training seminars and courses, giving the occasion to participants to know the tourism sector and to apply their knowledge in the development planning.

20/04/2016 The European Tourism Indicator System (ETIS) and Accessible Tourism Awards 2016

New date: 22 April 2016. At a ceremony in Brussels, the European Commission will award European destinations that have worked towards a more sustainable management approach, focusing on accessibility and environmental issues.

03/04/2016 Conference on New Media and Entrepreneurship in Tourism, Panteion University, Athens

Athens, Greece, 13 to 14 April 2016. New Social Media and new forms of entrepreneurship are emerging, placing greater emphasis on innovation and the creation of applications that rely on mobile platforms and online tourism products. This conference aims to examine the new phenomena, challenges and opportunities in the rapidly changing field of tourism.

03/04/2016 Forum TurisTIC 2016, Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain, 13 to 14 April 2016. This annual event, organised by Eurecat, invites tourism companies, public institutions, unions and associations specializing in business innovation and technological development.

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