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21/01/2010 Arona, Tenerife, Launches Tourist Information in Braille at FITUR Trade Fair

The council in Arona, in the south of Tenerife, have come up with a unique way to set out their wares at FITUR, Spain's major tourism trade fair which begins today in Madrid. 0 comments

28/12/2009 Dr. Simon Darcy Opens New Blog on "Accessible Tourism Research"

With thousands of blogs appearing on the Web every minute, it takes something special to make any single one of them stand out from the crowd. For those interested in research on accessible tourism, Dr. Simon Darcy's new blog on Accessible Tourism Research holds significant promise of making research findings more accessible to everyone. Also, it can help to shape the international agenda of research and development in this growing and diverse field of study. 1 comments

02/12/2009 Scandic Hotel Chain Increases Commitment to Disabled Guests

With the UN’s International Day of Disabled Persons on Thursday 3 December, Scandic is continuing its commitment to disabled guests, not least through a new service on the website where all the chain’s hotels report exactly what aids and facilities they offer guests with a disability. During 2010, Scandic is also building 150 new rooms for disabled guests. 1 comments

22/11/2009 UK Tourism Firms Encouraged to Improve Accessibility

New figures released by VisitEngland from the UK Tourism Survey show that overnight trips made by, or accompanied by, someone with a health condition or impairment contributed almost £1bn to the English domestic visitor economy in the first 6 months of the year, accounting for 5.7 million trips in total. 0 comments

24/10/2009 Accessible Sailing and Water Sports Investment Opportunity at Greek Argonautical Park

Argonautical Park, the first modern sailing centre in the Region of Magnesia, Greece offers accessible accommodation, restaurant, training and education camps for Greek and International visitors of all ages and abilities. The management is now searching for a business partner to continue the development of this unique facility. 0 comments

12/10/2009 Scandic Hotels' Disability Ambassador, Magnus Berglund Profiled on CNN World View

Scandic Hotels is a hotel chain which emphasises good access for all its guests in every hotel. This televised report by AXESS TV, Sweden was broadcast by CNN on 10 October 2009. 0 comments

Project Item

02/12/2009 Accessi Tourisme Project

Within the framework of of the European Union's Operational Programme of Territorial Cooperation between Spain, France and Andorra 2007-2013 (Interreg IV A), the project Accessi Tourisme is a triennial project of cross-border cooperation on Accessible Tourism, between the Department of Turisme de Catalonia and its conterparts, the Departmental Committee of Eastern Pyrenees Tourism, and the Elsa Fundació NGO. 0 comments

20/11/2009 Europe Senior Tourism

The Spanish government would like to make it as easy as possible for seniors from other EU countries to enjoy their free time, which is why it is proposing active holidays during the winter in Spain, by organizing a full trip for which it will pay a portion of the expense. This project aims to present good value for visitors, strengthen European citizenship and help the tourism industry through the difficult economic period. 0 comments

26/10/2009 ETCAATS: European Training Certificate - Access for All in the Tourism Sector

The ETCAATS project has two main aims: 1). to develop an online training course in accessible tourism from existing innovative content selected from previous Swedish work and supplemented with other international training materials; and 2). to develop a ‘Road map’ for an EU certification system for the area of accessible tourism vocational training, in line with the European Qualifications Framework. The target groups for the course include employers and personnel in the tourism industry. 0 comments

15/10/2009 tactall: a European Initiative to Improve Skills in the Accessibility Market

The project aims to create new learning packages for on-line delivery, promote ’The Accessible City’ concept and improve the skills, knowledge and awareness of companies and employees associated with the tourism sector. 0 comments

ENAT Library Item

02/12/2009 Accessible Tourism. Good Practice Guide, Catalonia

This Guide presents a selection of 19 destinations which offer a full range of adapted tourist resources so that everyone has the chance to enjoy Catalonia's important cultural heritage, its impressive landscapes, its rich gastronomy, and even sporting activities.  

21/10/2009 Study on the Competitiveness of the EU Tourism Industry - with specific focus on the accommodation and tour operator & travel agent industries

The Study on the Competitiveness of the EU tourism industry - with specific focus on the accommodation and tour operator & travel agent industries - was commissioned by the Commission and run by Ecorys. Disclaimer : The views and propositions expressed in the study are those of the experts and do not necessarily represent any official view of the European Commission or any other organisations mentioned in the Report.  

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