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On this page you can read items for discussion, submitted by ENAT Members.
As an ENAT Member you can start a Forum discussion, for example, if you want to:

  • share your opinion with others
  • ask ENAT Members to answer a question about some aspect of accessible tourism
  • publish an article you have written, and get feedback
  • tell about something you have experienced
  • present an idea or seek partners for a new project...

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11/02/2013 How Has and How Will the Expanding Market of Mature Travellers Impact Hotel Design?

'Accessible Hotel Design' study by Grant Thornton for The Mayor of London, March 2010, confirms that 'The spending power of those over 50 and over 65 is also higher than average. Over fifties hold 60 per cent of the UK's savings, represent about 80 per cent of the UK's disposable wealth and are responsible for 40 per cent of the consumer demand in the UK. Consumer spending among the UK's 50-to-69-year-olds currently runs at £300 billion a year, and this group buy more designer fashion, premium cars, and other expensive goods than any other group.' Submitted by: Ardet Nicholao

15/12/2012 ENAT - Aiming for a European Register of Accessible Tourism Suppliers

A proposal, by ENAT Managing Director Ivor Amnbrose, for gathering the best accessible tourism service providers in one online database. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

15/12/2012 Making Tourism More Accessible - ENAT Article

This article, based on a speech given by ENAT President, Lilian Müller, forms part of the ITB World Travel Trends Report 2012-13, commissioned by ITB Berlin from IPK International, organisers of the 20th annual World Travel Monitor Forum, held in San Giuliano Terme, near Pisa, Italy, in late October 2012. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

10/10/2012 Conference Notes: Addressing eAccessibility: HCITOCH Venice and XII WLO Conference Rimini, September 2012

In order to represent and promote the eAccess+ project across Europe, two conferences were attended in September 2012. The first, the HCITOCH (Human Computer Interaction, Tourism and Heritage) took place in the old San Leonardo Church in Venice. The second, the 12th World Leisure Organization Conference was held in Rimini with 4 days of presentations by leisure academics and professionals. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

30/09/2012 The Rio Games: A Golden Opportunity for an Accessible Tourism Makeover

In 2014 Rio de Janeiro will host the World Cup in football and two years later the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Plans are well under way for hundreds of thousands of visitors to come to enjoy the games, the city and the whole destination. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

29/07/2012 The Reflexive Traveller - Italy, accessibility and other observations, by Dr. Simon Darcy

In his extended travelogue from a recent trip to Italy, Simon Darcy tells about his contacts, discussions and experiences through relationships with ENAT, the Italian Institute of Architects, the Foundation of the Carlo Besta Neurological Institute, Expo 2015, the Facoltà di Sociologia - Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, public officials and Italian accessible tourism businesses like Village for All. Of course, he also took the opportunity to examine a range of accessible experiences including transport, attractions, hotels and customer service. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

26/07/2012 21 years on from the ADA we still only have Accessibility

ENAT Member, Bill Forrester writes: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has come of age and this year we have seen some very significant upgrades to outdoor standards, access to swimming pools, new provisions for information and the requirement to provide booking options for accessible facilities,but have we achieved Inclusion? Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

02/06/2012 Airlines' Policies for Carrying Wheelchair Users - Sheila King vs. Jetstar (Australia)

In 2008 Sheila King, a wheelchair user living in Australia, was denied boarding on a Jetstar domestic flight due to the airline's "two wheelchairs only" policy. She took the airline to court claiming discrimination on grounds of disability. In this Forum item Sheila explains the course of events and the court's decision which found in favour of the airline. Sheila faces legal costs and is requesting financial help to cover the bill. Please read on... ENAT members can login and make a comment. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

08/04/2012 London Accessible Travel - Tips from Sage Traveling

London Disabled Access Review. Accessible London is one of the most inviting gateways for disabled visitors to Europe due to its flat terrain, modern buildings, and UK accessibility standards. There are numerous attractions to visit in London making it a worthwhile destination by itself. Our London Disabled Access Review describes the best and worst of London accessibility. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

19/01/2012 Handisport Foundation - Supporting Sport and Tourism for All in Mallorca

The Fundación Handisport project was created in Mallorca thanks to the initiative of a group of people who wish to provide solutions to some of the problems involved in integrating people with disabilities into our society. This not-for-profit organisation, which will allocate 100% of its income to fulfilling Fundación Handisport's goals, has been created as the way to accomplish this initial generic objective. Read more... Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

14/11/2011 Highlighting travel in Italy for wheelchair users, as told by John Sage

John Sage travels Europe recording his first-hand impressions about access for wheelchair users carefully and systematically. Here we take a leaf from his book (blog) so that ENAT members and readers can have a taste of John's writing and observations. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

14/10/2011 Let's Make Europe an Accessible Tourist Destination for All!

The European Disability Forum has launched its 2011 "Freedom of Movement" Campaign to promote the rights of disabled people in Europe to greater accessibility and equal rights, both as citizens and tourists, within the European Union. As an official supporter of the campaign, ENAT takes up the issue of improving access to tourism in this article by Managing Director, Ivor Ambrose. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

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