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.
The 27th of September 2016, World Tourism Day, is particularly significant since, for the first time, the theme of the day is Accessible Tourism. This is having a great impact on the tourism world and on each country and tourism organisation who, in many destination areas, have organised a special event to mark the occasion. This demonstrates how significant the issue of Accessible Tourism has become all over the world. Annagrazia Laura, ENAT President, 27 September, 2016.
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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! 23/11/2016 "ALL FOR ALL - Portuguese Tourism" Campaign Launched
The "ALL FOR ALL - Portuguese Tourism", launched by Turismo de Portugal and addressed to all national tourism players, seeks to mobilize a concerted action to make Portugal a tourist destination increasingly accessible to all.
Scandic’s Director of Accessibility, Magnus Berglund, has been invited to speak at the AccessAbility Perspective seminar in Singapore on 22 November 2016. The seminar, arranged by the Embassy of Sweden in Singapore, addresses participants in the hotel and tourist industry and focuses on how the sector can improve accessibility for guests with special needs.
New! 12/11/2016 Accessible Madrid wins Tour Operator of the Year (Spain) - European Awards 2017 by LTG
We are extremely pleased to announce that Accessible Madrid has been successful in winning the Award as "Accessible Tour Operator of the Year – Spain" at the European Awards 2017. This prize is sponsored by The Luxury Travel Guide. It recognises the dedication and passion of our staff to the promotion and development of accessible travel in Spain.
New! 11/11/2016 ATAP, a Discussion Platform on Accessible Tourism in the Asia Pacific Region Started on Facebook
Feeling the need to engage even more actively in discussions and exchange, and to involve a broad range of stakeholders from around the world, a discussion group was created on Facebook: ATAP (Accessible Tourism – Asia Pacific) aiming to raise awareness and increase understanding about accessible and inclusive tourism.
On 26 October 2016 the European Parliament approved the directive on making the websites and mobile apps of public sector bodies more accessible. This means that people with disabilities – especially persons with vision or hearing impairments – will have better access to the websites and mobile applications of public services.