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01/09/2009 Scandic Launches First Hotel Information Service For Guests with Special Needs

Scandic has become the first hotel chain to gather all its information for guests with special needs in one place. Every hotel’s homepage now provides answers to the 80 most common questions. 1 comments

16/07/2009 New Publication - 'Access Africa: Safaris for People with Limited Mobility' Published by Bradt Travel Guides

This guidebook is the first to explore the five major safari countries – Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, plus Victoria Falls in Zambia – specifically with limited mobility in mind. It examines the services offered by African operators catering to disabled travellers, enabling easy comparisons and informed choices. 0 comments

01/07/2009 New Series of Accessible Tourism Seminars Opens in Brandenburg, Germany

In June 2009, another seminar of the series “Brandenburg for All – barrier free tourism” took place in Potsdam, the capital of Germany’s Federal State of Brandenburg. Starting in 1998, tourism organisations in Brandenburg have been increasing their accessible offers for all guests, step by step. 0 comments

16/06/2009 ENAT International Congress, Vienna 2009 - Early Booking Rates Now Available

The 2nd ENAT International Congress takes place in Vienna on 30th September to 1st October 2009. Book before 30th June, to secure your place, and save 20% on the normal fee. Reduced rates for ENAT Members. 0 comments

01/06/2009 VisitEngland Introduces "One-Step-Ahead" Access Label for Accommodation Sector

VisitEngland has recently refreshed the entry-level mobility standard of the National Accessible Scheme, which enables all accommodation providers to give a declaration of the accessibility of their business. The standard, called ‘One step ahead’, is not so exacting as the requirements for full wheelchair accessibility. 0 comments

30/04/2009 Accessible Portugal Wins Tourism Service Award

Earlier this year, ENAT Member 'Accessible Portugal' won the annual tourism award, from the Portuguese Tourism Board, for the best project in the “Services” category. This award recognises the work carried out by Accessible Portugal, as a relevant contributor for the qualification of Portugal as an accessible tourism destination. 0 comments

09/04/2009 GuideGecko: A New Way to Publish Your Own Accessible Travel Guide

GuideGecko (www.GuideGecko.com), a new website for travel, lifestyle and entertainment guides, provides the perfect platform for self-published accessible travel guides by independent authors. People with disabilities and disability organisations who create access guides to their cities, regions and countries, are often unable to publish the guides due to lack of resources. Now you can! 0 comments

30/03/2009 Your Opinion Is Needed on Universal Access to Rail Travel

Barcelona, Spain. The Spanish consultancy group, ProA Solutions has launched a user survey about access in rail travel. The survey, which is being conducted for RENFE, the Spanish National Railway, aims to shed light on the accessibility of different countries’ railway systems and the users’ perceptions. 0 comments

30/03/2009 Turismabile Launches Accessible Tourism Package in Piemonte, Italy

Torino. After three years of work, thanks to the interest of a tour operator operating in the incoming Italy, the first accessible travel package has been created: a range of proposals to visit and use the better Piedmont tourist offer with all services and the guarantee of welcome quality requested to satisfy the particular necessities of each tourist. 0 comments

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07/07/2009 Accessibility: Understanding, Progress and Opportunities

The UK's Disability Discrimination Act has been in force since 1995, with enforcement measures fully implemented since 2004. This article looks at where we are now as a country offering accessible tourism, what more needs to be done and the opportunities that exist, especially in view of hosting the Olympics and Paralympics in 2012. It also outlines the role of a new project – Open Britain – being launched in July 2009 by Tourism for All UK and disability charity RADAR.  

04/04/2009 Athens 4 Kids 2008/09 (First edition)

Athens 4 Kids is a comprehensive, simple to use guidebook full of inspired, fun and entertaining ideas for children of all ages. Hundreds of top attractions are listed in an easy-to-use format, ranging from Fun Fairs to Zoos, Museums, Caves, Beaches, Walks, Picnics and much, much more! Written by parents for parents, Athens 4 Kids features over 215 of the very best venues in Athens, so grab your kids and have fun.  

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23/06/2009 Accessibility Online Learning Burst: Respecting Differences and Disabilities

The 'Respecting Disabilities and Differences' online training session looks at some of the ways you could make your business more accessible to attract a wider range of visitors. It looks at how accessibility affects everyone today in general, then offers suggestions to help you make the best changes for your business. 0 comments

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