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11/11/2013 EDEN European Destinations of Excellence Award 2013 - Accessible Destination Winners

“Accessible tourism” was the theme of excellence for the 2013 EDEN competition. Destinations awarded under this theme have succesfully implemented a tourism offer based on an overall approach to accessibility for tourists regardless of their special needs, limitations, disabilities or age. View the list of 19 national winners. 0 comments

10/11/2013 Visit Flanders win the Amadeus and WTM Travel Experience Award in Category 'Accessible Tourism'

On November 6th, Visit Flanders was awarded the ‘Amadeus & WTM Travel Experience Award’ for its provision in Accessible Tourism. The judges praised the efforts that Flanders has made to become an accessible holiday destination for everyone, particularly for Flanders Fields, prior to the Great War Commemoration. 0 comments

20/10/2013 Save the Date: 19-22 October 2014. World Summit on 'Destinations for All', Montreal, Canada

Under the theme, "Tourism, Culture and Transportation. A Common Strategy at the International Level", the 1st World Summit on Destinations for All will be held in Montreal in October 2014. The Summit aims to establish an international strategy to develop inclusive tourism. 0 comments

18/10/2013 UD 2014 Call for Papers - Three Days of Creativity and Diversity, Lund, Sweden.

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for long paper submissions for UD 2014 is approaching. The International Conference on Universal Design, UD 2014, will take place June 16–18 2014 in Lund, Sweden. 0 comments

11/09/2013 UNWTO Approves Accessible Tourism Recommendations

The UNWTO "Recommendations on Accessible Tourism for All” (2013) have been approved and endorsed by the General Assembly. Updated from the 2005 version, the recommendations outline a form of tourism that involves a collaborative process among stakeholders to enable people with access requirements to function independently through universally designed tourism products, services and environments. These recommendations were developed within the framework of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of 2007. 0 comments

31/08/2013 Republic of San Marino Signs Agreement with Village4All for Accessible Tourism Development

Ferrara, 27 August 2013. On the 19th of August, at the stand of the Republic of San Marino at the Rimini Meeting, the agreement was presented between the Republic of San Marino and Village for all - V4A® that will bring the “Republic of Titan” into the market of Accessible Tourism. 0 comments

27/08/2013 European Commission Call for Proposals: Design, Implementation, Promotion and Marketing of Accessible Tourism Itineraries

Under the Specific Programme: Preparatory Action "Tourism and accessibility for all", the European Commission has issued an Open Call for projects that will foster accessibility in local tourism development agendas, strategies and practices. 0 comments

17/08/2013 Travel Start-up On Mission to Make All Rooms Accessible Online

A travel start-up which is aiming to create a new global standard for accessible hotel accommodation has gone live and is looking for hotels to sign up. AccessAllRooms.com is the concept of wheelchair user James Price who was paralysed in a diving accident in 1999 when he was 21 years old. 0 comments

12/08/2013 ABTA Takes Action On Flight Centre Website Disability Blunder

The Association of British Travel Agents, ABTA, takes action against "Flight Centre" following a Reduced Mobility Rights report on the travel agents’ websites missing mandatory information for disabled passengers. 0 comments

09/06/2013 Call for Destinations to Test European Tourism Indicators System (ETIS) for Sustainable Management

The European Commission seeks destinations to test and report back on ETIS, a system to manage and improve the sustainability of tourism destinations. Apply before 1st July 2013. 0 comments

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09/11/2013 Accessible Routes in Historical Cities: Best Practice Guide

A best practice guide for the planning, design, implementation and marketing of accessible routes in historical urban environments.  

20/09/2013 Accessibility Review of European National Tourist Organisations’ Websites, 2012

Presentation of a benchmarking study carried out by ENAT. Between August and October 2012 41 websites were tested for compliance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines - to see if they are accessible to people with disabilities. Secondly, the content of the websites was examined for information specific to the needs of visitors with disabilities and other people who need good access. Download the study report in PDF format and other resources from this page.  

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