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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The Pantou website, funded by the European Commission, is developed by ENAT and partners. It presents suppliers of accessible tourism services in all European Union countries as well as agencies and operators outside Europe who specialise in Europe-inbound tourism. 0 comments
25/05/2013 Tourism for All, Germany
The project "Development and marketing of accessible facilities and services within the meaning of Tourism for All in Germany" is a collaborative project funded by the Federal Ministry for Economy and Technology of the German Department of Tourism (DSFT) Berlin eV and the National Coordination Office for Tourism for All Association (NatKo). 0 comments
Since its launch in 2006, Jaccede non-profit association has spear-headed an online, collaborative guide of accessible places which any Internet user anywhere in the world can consult and contribute to with the aim of providing essential information about the accessibility of public places. 0 comments
In Autumn 2013 two volunteers from Jaccede, the Eurotrotters, are coming to Europe to spread the accessibility message and create a human platform for exchange to complement the virtual tools offered by Jaccede to all people with limited mobility and concerned citizens. 0 comments
04/05/2013 Greenways4tour Project
The project fits in with the call to “promote transnational thematic tourism” products in the European Union to develop sustainable tourism. For the first time, greenways have been included in the grant programme of the European Commission’s General Directorate of Tourism (2011), indicating that they are an area regarded to have great potential and value for the development of sustainable tourism within Europe. 0 comments
T-GuIDE is an initiative of nine organisations supported by the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme, ”Leonardo Da Vinci”. It addresses two of today’s major societal challenges in Europe: to increase opportunities in the job market and to increase social inclusion. The aim is to produce an EU training model and Manual for training Tourist Guides in guiding people who have learning difficulties or other intellectual impairments. 0 comments
The ITA project will contribute to developing a new direction in the tourism sphere in Georgia. It aims to benefit, in particular, persons with disabilities and elderly citizens and contribute to the economic development of Georgia by involving directly civil society organisations, small and medium-sized enterprises and public sector bodies in training, development and dissemination activities. 0 comments
TUR4all is a free mobile application providing information to people with disabilities and the general public about levels of accessibility in more than 1300 tourist establishments across Spain. 0 comments
14/02/2013 EU Study: Mapping and Performance Check of the Supply of Accessible Tourism Services in Europe
This research study, which started in February 2013, will assess the presence and the performance of accessible tourism services and facilities along the tourism supply chain, examining best practices and tools to foster tourism accessibility. 0 comments
14/02/2013 EU Study: Mapping the Skills and Training Needs to Improve Accessibility in Tourism Services
This 12-month research study, which started in January 2013, will map the staff skills needs to improve accessibility and safety in the tourism services and analyse the availability of corresponding training in Member States. 0 comments
This 12-month research study, which started in January 2013, will examine the demand for and economic impact of accessible tourism in Europe. 0 comments
To facilitate selection of the best-suited personnel for any hotel position, PEOPLECERT now offers personnel certifications that will ensure a hotel employee is capable of offering the same service quality to individuals with a disability as to any other client. Employment of certified staff can, in turn, create a distinct competitive advantage for the hotel among its competitors. 0 comments