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Pantou.org - The European Accessible Tourism Directory

19/01/2014 | 0 comments

Pantou logo, the word "Pantou"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.

About

The European Accessible Tourism Directory is free of charge for suppliers and visitors. It is a promotional tool for accessible tourism suppliers and search tool for visitors who are looking for accessible services.
 
Pantou links: 
Pantou photo banner
 

Mission

  • To build up a comprehensive listing of suppliers who are providing services to enable "Tourism for All" in Europe.
  • To promote accessible tourism suppliers in Europe.
  • To contribute to the development of accessible tourism supply in all European Member States. 

Description

Pantou is the Greek word for "everywhere". The website presents an on-line register of tourism suppliers in Europe offering accessible services for guests with disabilities, seniors, families with small childrens... or any other specfic access needs.

This new online tool aims to build up a whole directory covering every kind of tourism service in all the EU-28 countries, as a service to National Tourist Boards and the public sector, professionals, NGOs, accessible tourism communities - and visitors.

Suppliers who are listed on Pantou provide a wide variety of tourism services, including accommodation, facilities, transport, tours, venues and attractions that are designed to be inclusive and accessible for people who have a disability, long-term health condition or other specific accessibility requirements.

To be listed with Pantou, tourism suppliers must indicate the type of services offered and the particular target groups they can serve.

Suppliers must also give a reference about the accessibility of their services. This reference may be either an accessibility information/auditing scheme or an access labelling scheme to which they belong.

Suppliers who are not members of an accessibility information scheme are required to complete a Pantou 'Access Statement' which describes the most important facts about their services.

Visitors will be able to search for suppliers and services using a simple or advanced search tool. While Pantou is in "beta" stage the search tools are still under development. 

Supported by the European Commission

Pantou.org is supported by the European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry, Tourism and Cultural Instruments Unit under the tender agreement for the study, Mapping Accessible Tourism Services.

The information published on Pantou is subject to Terms and Conditions, as shown on the webpage.

Pantou.org is delivered by ENAT, EWORX and VVA .

The European Commission is not responsible for any information published on Pantou.org

Download the Press Release of 9 January 2014 from the right-hand panel in PDF format. 

Image from the Pantou website showing recently registered suppliers (January 2014).

Pantou image recently registered suppliers

 

 

 

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General Information

Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
Author(s): Ivor Ambrose and Angelika Hild
Language(s): EN
Start Year: 2013
Acronym: Pantou
URL: http://pantou.org
Countries: Andorra | Austria | Belgium | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Croatia | Cyprus | Czech Republic | Denmark | Estonia | Finland | France | Germany | Greece | Hungary | Iceland | Ireland | Italy | Latvia | Liechtenstein | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of | Malta | Monaco | Netherlands | Norway | Poland | Portugal | Romania | Russia | San Marino | Slovakia | Slovenia | Spain | Sweden | Switzerland | Turkey | United Kingdom | Vatican City

Reference

Publisher: European Network for Accessible Tourism - ENAT, for European Commission DG Enterprise & Industry
Date published on the web: 04/11/2013

Target Group(s)

Consumers / travellers / tourists | Families with small children | Non-governmental organisations | Older people / Seniors | Organisations of disabled people | Organisations of older people | People with a service animal | People with disabilities | People with hearing impairments | People with learning difficulties | People with long-term health problems | People with mobility impairments | People with visual impairments | Policy makers /Decision makers / Government | Professionals and professional bodies | Public administrators / Authorities | Students | Tour guides | Tour operators | Tourist venue owners / managers | Travel agents | Travel companions, personal assistants | Volunteers | Wheelchair users

Keyword(s)

Accessibility auditing | Accessibility information, access guides | Accommodation services | Adventure | Age-related issues, (seniors) | Airlines and air transport | Ancient monuments | Archaeology | Assistive Technologies | Attractions | Beaches | Boats and boating | Buildings and facilities design, maintenance | Bus and coach transport, touring | Cafés, restaurants, bars and pubs | Camping | Car hire | Catering, restaurants, cafés | Cruises | Customer relations | Cycling and mountain biking | Demographics | Design Guidelines, Design-for-All | Disability, disabilities, technical aids | Diving, sub-aqua | Drivers, driving, motoring | Education, training | Employment, working conditions | Equestrian sports, events | Ferries and maritime transport | Festivals - music, dance | Fishing | Food and drink | Football | Gardens and parks | Gay and lesbian | Golf | Health, therapy, wellness | Heritage | Horse-riding and pony-trekking | Hospitality | Hotel management, hotel business | Hunting | Information and Communication Technologies | Insurance services | Languages | Lifestyle | Literature | Location-based services | Management of tourist venues and attractions | Marinas and ports services | Medical and nursing care, treatment | Mind, body, spirit | Motor sports | Museums and galleries | Music | Natural Phenomena | Nature holidays | Nature parks | Naturism / nudism | Opera | Ornithology, bird-watching | Performing arts | Photography, film and video | Policy, legislation | Publishing | Rail travel | Religion | Retail | Safety and security issues | Shopping | Shows and theatre | Social tourism | Special services for disabled visitors | Sports | Staff training | Standards | Suppliers of equipment | Theatre | Theme parks, leisure parks and water parks | Therapy, wellness | Tourist information services | Transport services | Travel bags, luggage, accessories | Travel agents | Travel services | Visual arts | Walking and hiking | Young childrens' and families' holidays and services | Youth tourism

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