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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

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

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

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

10/04/2013 Europe-wide Study Seeks Accessible Tourism Training Courses, Projects and Initiatives

The European Commission has asked ENAT and its research partners to identify the skills gaps and training requirements for accessible tourism. We invite training providers to tell us about their courses through an online survey. 0 comments

26/03/2013 Italian Government Launches PR Campaign for Accessible Tourism

The new campaign for accessible tourism – Italy, Open for Everybody – was presented at the International Meeting on Accessible Tourism (MITA) today, March 22nd, 2013. 0 comments

10/03/2013 World Committee on Tourism Ethics discussed Accessible Tourism for All

The 12th Meeting of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics commended the UNWTO Private Sector Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism Initiative and praised the growing number of signatory businesses who pledged to uphold responsible conduct in the tourism sector. 0 comments

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25/05/2013 Tourism for All, Germany

The project "Development and marketing of accessible facilities and services within the meaning of Tourism for All in Germany" is a collaborative project funded by the Federal Ministry for Economy and Technology of the German Department of Tourism (DSFT) Berlin eV and the National Coordination Office for Tourism for All Association (NatKo). 0 comments

04/05/2013 Greenways4tour Project

The project fits in with the call to “promote transnational thematic tourism” products in the European Union to develop sustainable tourism. For the first time, greenways have been included in the grant programme of the European Commission’s General Directorate of Tourism (2011), indicating that they are an area regarded to have great potential and value for the development of sustainable tourism within Europe. 0 comments

28/04/2013 T-Guide: Tourist Guides for People with Intellectual and Learning Difficulties in Europe

T-GuIDE is an initiative of nine organisations supported by the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme, ”Leonardo Da Vinci”. It addresses two of today’s major societal challenges in Europe: to increase opportunities in the job market and to increase social inclusion. The aim is to produce an EU training model and Manual for training Tourist Guides in guiding people who have learning difficulties or other intellectual impairments. 0 comments

20/04/2013 Inclusion Through Accessibility Project, Georgia

The ITA project will contribute to developing a new direction in the tourism sphere in Georgia. It aims to benefit, in particular, persons with disabilities and elderly citizens and contribute to the economic development of Georgia by involving directly civil society organisations, small and medium-sized enterprises and public sector bodies in training, development and dissemination activities. 0 comments

14/02/2013 EU Study: Mapping the Skills and Training Needs to Improve Accessibility in Tourism Services

This 12-month research study, which started in January 2013, will map the staff skills needs to improve accessibility and safety in the tourism services and analyse the availability of corresponding training in Member States. 0 comments

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