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Projects and Good Practices

The tourism sector already has many examples of good practice which are helping to making travel and tourism accessible for all. But these examples must be better known and followed by the industry in order to bring about innovation and improvements on a wider scale.  The cases shown on these pages are placed here to generate discussion and inspire change.

No example is perfect but these projects and practices show what has been achieved in many different areas of accessible tourism.

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New! 26/05/2017 Zero Project - Practice and Policy on the Theme of Accessibility, 2018

The Zero Project, an initiative of the Essl Foundation, focuses on the rights of persons with disabilities globally. It provides a platform where the most innovative and effective solutions to problems that persons with disabilities face, are shared. Its sole objective is to assist in creating a world without barriers. We take a solutions-based approach to our work. 0 comments

16/04/2017 Pantou.org - The European Accessible Tourism Directory

The Pantou Accessible Tourism Directory was established initially as a data collection tool for a European Commission study of the supply of accessible tourism in Europe in 2014. It lists tourism suppliers who are able to offer accessible tourism services to customers with specific access needs, older persons, people with disabilities, families with young children and those who have a long-term health condition. Since the end of March, 2017 the Pantou Directory has been opened up to include accessible tourism suppliers based in any country - not only those located in Europe. Suppliers may register free of charge. 0 comments

15/04/2017 New Skills for Customized Accessible Tourism

NEWSCAT is a project funded by Erasmus + under Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices. It gathers organizations with different and complementary expertise (research bodies, service providers organizations, advocacy and umbrella organizations...) in order to increase the competences of professionals of the tourist sector to cope with this demand. 0 comments

15/04/2017 Development of curricula on Accessible Tourism for VET Tourism Courses

The project Development of curricula on Accessible Tourism for VET Tourism Courses (TOUR4ALL) is funded by the ERASMUS+ Programme and aims at developing a module on Accessible Tourism for VET students, teachers, and tourism professionals. 0 comments

27/03/2017 Gondolas 4 All

Gondolas 4 All is now in operation, thanks to donor support and a lot of hard work. 0 comments

20/03/2017 Ayia Napa - Rethymno. Universally Accessible Cities

The Municipality of Ayia Napa, from the Cypriot side, and the Municipality of Rethymno with the National Confederation of Disabled People (NCDP), from the Greek side, after the approval of their proposal submitted under the third call of "Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Greece Cyprus 2007-2013", implements the project entitled "Agia Napa - Rethymno: Universally Accessible Cities" (acronym “Accessible Cities”). 0 comments

26/12/2016 Universal Design - Barrier-free Environments

The project addressed the question of how to overcome barriers and obstacles, both in society and within the person with disabilities, to improve opportunities for people with disabilities to access a job and be fully valued on an equal footing in the labor market for all the Member States of the European Union. Visit the project website for a wide range of information and resource materials. 0 comments

18/12/2016 Building a Regional Network for the Development of Accessible and Inclusive Tourism

The BRENDAIT Project is the conception and application of a pilot methodology to dynamize the transformation of a territory into an accessible and inclusive tourist destination. 0 comments

15/12/2016 Access Angels. Guardian Angels of Accessible Travellers in Rural Areas

Access Angels, a project funded by the EU ERASMUS+ programme involving 4 member States, aims to train youth volunteers to act as assistants to visitors with access requirements in rural areas in Europe. 0 comments

27/07/2016 Across the Lombards' Lands (Project A.L.L.)

The project is about creating and promoting a transnational accessible tourist product based on a common European heritage represented by the Lombards (or Longobards) who, in their migration from northern to southern Europe, played a major role in the spiritual and cultural development of Europe. 0 comments

26/07/2016 Accessible Transnational Thematic Itineraries and InterModality (Project ATTIMO)

Project ATTIMO combines the idea of outdoor activities for all and cultural heritage tourism. Its main aim is developing cultural and leisure itineraries, focusing on accessibility and intermodality, building on an existing tourism offer in the area of Berici Hills, Italy and South and West Styria, Austria, combining outdoor trails and cycle routes. 0 comments

07/03/2016 Transnational Senior Tourism Flows to Hanseatic Cities in Low/Mid Seasons

Partners of the HANSATOUR project aim to use the European (material and immaterial) heritage of the Hanseatic League to attract senior cultural tourists to Hanseatic cities during low/mid season. 0 comments

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