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08/02/2011 A Turning Point in the Future of Accessible Travel - Commentary by Bill Forrester

We are at a critical turning point in the future of Accessible Tourism. Over the past 20 years the advocacy concentration has been on breaking down the physical barriers that were preventing people with a disability the basic right of access to their favourite holiday destinations. 25 years ago Rick Hansen embarked on his now famous "Man in Motion" world tour and while that tour was highly successful in raising money its main purpose was to raise awareness of the capabilities of people with a disability if the physical barriers were removed. While there are still inaccessible washrooms in 34 countries access has improved to a point where today most people have almost unlimited options of accessible tourist destinations. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
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15/01/2011 ENAT Position Paper on the European Tourism Policy Communication COM (2010) 352

ENAT's position paper responds to the European Commission's general call for feedback on its tourism communication published in June 2010. ENAT's comments were delivered to the Commission's Tourism Unit on 14 January 2011. ENAT proposes to strengthen the EU Tourism Strategy by including targets and actions for accessible tourism, so enhancing the competitiveness of European tourism enterprises and making Europe an accessible destination for all visitors. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
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19/11/2010 Accessibility of People with Disabilities to the Athenian Acropolis

The Athenian Acropolis is 160 m. high and 2500 years old, yet it had remained inaccessible to people with various types of disabilities until the organization of the Paralympics Games 2004. A specially designed elevator, which was placed on the north slope of the Hill, covers a distance of 70 m. from the foot to the top of the site. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
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16/11/2010 Give Your Feedback on the European Commission Disability Strategy 2010-2020

On 15th November the EU Commission published its 10 year strategy to promote equal opportunities for people with disabilities. The strategy will provide a framework for action at European level. It aims to support EU countries’ policies and actions and pursues the overall goal of implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Will the strategy encourage the development of equal opportunities for participation in tourism and travel for persons with disabilities? Give us your feedback so ENAT can provide constructive criticism to the Commission on its policy initiative. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
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16/11/2010 Give Your Feedback on the European Commission Tourism Policy Communication 2010

EC Communication (COM2010/352final). Keeping Europe the world's top tourist destination is the objective of a Communication tabled by the European Commission on 30.06.2010. Will this policy document also deliver results for travellers with disabilities, seniors and other visitors who need inclusive, accessible tourism and travel possibilities in Europe? Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
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12/10/2010 "Australia Misses The Plane on Accessible Tourism" by Bill Forrester

"While New Zealand holds its Inaugural Access Tourism Conference recognising the significance of the growing accessible tourism market, Australia needs to show some real leadership, or it runs the risk of being left standing on Tarmac", says Bill Forrester. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
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02/09/2010 Blind on the Inca Trail – Discrimination Inclusive

Read Ruediger Leidner's report from his trip to Peru, Summer 2010. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
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26/08/2010 European River Cruising - Using the Rules of the High Seas to Avoid Accessibility

We have spent a lot of time taking the airlines of the world to task over their apparent lack of respect for travellers with disabilities, but they are not the only travel related industry that is seemingly paying little regard to the sector. One of the fastest growing tourism activities is the European River Cruising phenomenon... Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
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19/08/2010 Statistics on Disabled Travellers, Europe and Worldwide

As a newly created travel agency and Tour Operator dedicated to disabled travellers, I can not find any resource on statistics about this item... Submitted by: Marchal Nicolas
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16/04/2010 Why New Zealand needs to develop Access Tourism (AT) and an AT Research Programme

Access Tourism is tourism and travel for people with disabilities (PwDs), seniors, and those with temporary access needs (for example, those with short term disabilities, medical tourists etc). PwDs currently make up about 17% of NZ’s population, and a similar percentage in our major overseas tourism markets. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
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05/03/2010 Epic Enabled News from South Africa !!!

2010 is well under way already, and is proving to be an exciting year for us at Epic Enabled. I wish to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. I worked with Alfie & Sabine at Epic Expeditions many years ago, having spent nearly 6 years as Alfie & Sabine became more & more successful with the “Cape to Vic Falls & return overland” trips. Submitted by: Smith Alfie
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20/08/2009 Travel Report: South Africa, area KwaZulu Natal by Lucia van Kruijl, Frondída Travel

This is an account of my first trip to South Africa in July 2009 - full of amazing experiences. The report covers accessibility issues and other aspects of interest to the visitor. Download the PDF file from this page. You are welcome to post comments and questions, below, or to my email address shown in the report. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
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