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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

18/12/2009 DisabledGo and OpenBritain Unite to Provide more Holiday Choices for Disabled People

OpenBritain is set to become the UK's premier information service on accessible tourism as the two leading brands for disability information, OpenBritain and DisabledGo, come together, with over 50,000 inspected venues being supplied by DisabledGo to the www.openbritain.net website. 0 comments

03/12/2009 Counting down 1,000 days to go to the Paralympic Games, London 2012

Today marks 1,000 days to go to the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.To mark the milestone, the pictograms representing each Paralympic sport and discipline have been released. They will help with wayfinding in 2012 and will also be used as a tool to help educate people leading up to and during the Games. 0 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

28/11/2009 UN Asia-Pacific Regional Forum Recommends Ways To Promote Accessibility For Persons With Disabilities

Participants from 15 Asian-Pacific countries adopted a declaration at a regional United Nations meeting in Japan, laying out 20 recommendations aimed at improving accessibility for persons with disabilities. 0 comments

28/11/2009 Week Long Celebrations of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 – 9 December 2009

A World Appeal for Action! “Let us empower people with disabilities with the right to act!” The UN Committee on the Rights for Persons with Disabilities issues a call to action, whereby governments, organizations, and citizens alike shall work for a renewed recognition of the principles of equality and fairness for all. 0 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

19/11/2009 ENAT and Bureau International du Tourisme Social (BITS) Sign Memorandum of Understanding

At the 5th European Forum of Social Tourism, which took place in Malaga Spain, from 15 to 17 October, BITS – the International Bureau of Social Tourism and ENAT – the European Network for Accessible Tourism, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with a view to establishing closer cooperation between the two associations. 0 comments

15/11/2009 New Website on Access Tourism in New Zealand

A new website on Access Tourism in New Zealand and worldwide has been born, writes ENAT Member, Sandra Rhodda. 0 comments

27/10/2009 Questionnaire for European Towns and Cities: Good Practices in Accessibility to Public Transport

The EU funded MEDIATE project aims to establish a common European methodology for measuring accessibility to public transport. In order to create a good practice guide, towns and cities are asked to fill in a questionnaire if they believe that they have examples of good practice. The data they provide will form the basis of the Guide. 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

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