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14/01/2010 Accessible Tourism: European Union and United Nations Policy on The Accessibility of Disabled People to Travel, Tourist Accommodation and Venues

More than half a billion persons in the world are disabled as a result of mental, physical or sensory impairment. The right of disabled persons to participate fully in the social life and development of their societies and to enjoy living conditions equal to those of other citizens, as well as to share equally in the improvements in living conditions resulting from social and economic development has been largely recognized by international and european union resolutions. This right is closely related to the accessibility of the disabled to transport and tourist destinations. In this paper we focus on the initiatives undertaken by the European Union and the United Nations on accessible tourism. These initiatives are based on two elements: The first is to make real improvements at tourist destinations by implementing improved standards in tourist and travelling infrastructure and the second is to make information about the accessibility of tourist destinations widely available to the tourist industry and its customers. Both elements imply the involvement of tourist authorities, travel agencies, hotels, voluntary organizations and others involved in organizing recreational activities or travel opportunities, who should offer their services to all, taking into account the special needs of persons with disabilities.  

09/01/2010 A Profile of Travellers Looking for Accessible Travel Destinations

This report is based on the 2006 Travel Activities and Motivations Survey (TAMS), which examines the recreational activities and travel habits of Canadians and Americans over a two-year period (2004 and 2005), relating to travel of one or more nights. The survey provides detailed information on travellers’ activities, travel motivators, places visited, type of accommodation used, their impressions of Canada, demographics and media consumption patterns.  

22/12/2009 Opportunities and Benefits of Accessible Tourism for All: Experiences in Germany

Lecture given by ENAT Member, Dr. Peter Neumann, Department of Geography, WWU Münster, Germany.  

22/12/2009 Cooperation and Competitiveness in European Tourism for All

Presentation by Ivor Ambrose, Managing Director of ENAT, at the "Accessi Tourisme Simposium. Building Accessible Destinations", Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain.  

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.  

28/11/2009 EUROSTAT: Ageing Characterises the Demographic Perspectives of the European Societies

Population projections are what-if scenarios that aim to provide information about the likely future size and structure of the population. Eurostat’s population projections convergence scenario is one of several possible population change scenarios based on assumptions for fertility,mortality and migration. The EU27 population is projected to become older with the median age projected to rise from 40.4 years in 2008 to 47.9 years in 2060.  

28/11/2009 The 2009 Ageing Report: Underlying Assumptions and Projection Methodologies for the EU-27 Member States (2007-2060)

This report provides a description of underlying macroeconomic assumptions and projection methodologies of the age-related expenditure projections for all Member States over the period 2009-2060. On the basis of these underlying assumptions and methodologies, age-related expenditures covering pensions, health care, long-term care, education and unemployment transfers are envisaged to be presented to the ECOFIN Council in May 2009.  

News Item

14/01/2010 Mobility Scooter Menace?

United Kingdom. A number of high-profile accidents involving mobility scooters have raised concern that drivers cannot be prosecuted and caused some to float the idea of testing users. BBC Magazine examines the legal and practical problems of scooters on pavements. 1 comments

12/01/2010 Seeing Old-Age as a Never-Ending Adventure

Ilse Telesmanich, 90, sprained her ankle hiking in South Africa last August. She tried to keep going on the three-week trip, she said, hobbled as she was. New York Times journalist, Kirk Johnson examines the trend towards older people becoming adventurers. 0 comments

02/01/2010 ENAT Honorary Member, Dr. Scott Rains is New Mobility Magazine's "Person of the Year, 2009"

American lifestyle magazine, New Mobility, has named Dr. Scott Rains "Person of the Year, 2009". This special recognition goes to Dr. Rains "...for all he does to ensure that people with disabilities can boldly go where everyone else has gone before - and beyond..."! Congratulations, Scott, from the ENAT Members! 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

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

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