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15/03/2010 Read the ENAT Website in 52 Languages with Google Translate

Responding to popular demand, the ENAT website has now been equipped with the Google on-line translation tool which allows site visitors to choose one of 52 languages with a simple mouse-click. The instant translations are made by machine, so the quality is less than one would expect with human translators. But we hope this will prove useful. Give it a try! 0 comments

09/03/2010 Child Safety in Europe - More Lives Can be Saved

The Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, organized by WHO/Europe and hosted by Italy, (10 - 12 March 2010) focuses on protecting children's health in a changing environment. But an estimated 345 children across Europe will die from an injury during the three day Ministerial Conference and this will happen despite the fact that we know what works to prevent many of these injuries, writes the European Child Safety Alliance. 0 comments

08/03/2010 Meet ENAT President Lilian Müller and UN Chairperson Mohammed Al-Tarawneh at ITB Berlin

ENAT joins the world's biggest travel trade show this week at ITB Berlin, where ENAT President Lilian Müller will meet delegates and speak on the subject of Accessible Tourism for All. She is joined by Mr. Mohammed Al-Taranweh, Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Rights of People with Disabilities, and other distinguished speakers. 0 comments

25/02/2010 "Access on Wheels". Linking Customers with Providers of Accessible Tourism and Travel in Europe

Belgian, Bert van Driel became a wheelchair user in 2007. However, he wanted to remain active. Bert realised that active wheelchair users need to carefully plan any activity. During this process, he noticed that most on-line information is not accurate and outdated. Bert started the non-profit organisation "Access on Wheels" in 2009 as an independent forum by and for wheelchair users. 0 comments

22/02/2010 Travel Industry 'Failing to Cater for Disabled'

Britain's leading travel companies are failing to serve the needs of disabled travellers, new research has found. 1 comments

15/02/2010 Malta Sets its Sights on Improving Infrastructure for Accessible Tourism

Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, the Environment and Culture, Mario de Marco explained at a recent seminar in Malta how the Mediterranean island is preparing to make its tourism offers accessible for all. 0 comments

15/02/2010 Accessible Tourism Partners Win Portuguese National Stage of European Enterprise Awards 2010

ENAT Members, Accessible Portugal in partnership with Lousã City Council, won the Portuguese National Stage of this year's European Enterprise Awards on the February 10th 2010. 0 comments

05/02/2010 Calling for Reviewers to Comment on Indian Accessible Tourism Report

Indian Non-Governmental Organisation, Svayam, requests experts and stakeholders to give their comments on a Draft Research Study on Problems and Prospects of Accessible Tourism in India. This is the first study of its kind commissioned by the Indian Government. 0 comments

05/02/2010 Featured Member: JPS Tours, Belgium Offers Adapted Tours in Flanders Fields

From 1914 to 1918 the 'Westhoek', West-Flanders, was the scene of the Great War. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers of more than 20 nationalities fell in this conflict. After the often pointless battles and vast destruction, the Westhoek rose from its ashes. Today the Westhoek wants to spread a message of peace to visitors from all over the world. 0 comments

25/01/2010 UK Government Launches Accessible Tourism Guidance for Businesses in Preparation for London Olympic and Paralympic Games, 2012

Margaret Hodge, Member of Parliament and Minister for Culture, Creative Industries and Sport launched today a leaflet setting out the advantages for businesses of preparing themselves to welcome both domestic and foreign visitors with access needs at the forthcoming London Olympic and Paralympic Games. 0 comments

25/01/2010 UK's TourismSouthEast Podcast on Accessibility for Business

TourismSouthEast in the United Kingdom reviews some of the ways in which businesses can invest to make their facilities and services accessible for all. For relatively small costs it is possible to offer accommodation that is suitable for everybody. The podcast offers tips and advice to help businesses tap into the accessible tourism market, worth some 40 billion pounds a year. 0 comments

22/01/2010 Public Consultation: Review of the European Package Travel Directive

The Package Travel Directive (PTD), which came into effect in 1990, is aimed at protecting consumers in the area of package travel. Some of the most important rules concern the liability of package organisers and retailers, who must accept responsibility for the performance of the services offered. The Commission is now inviting comments from consumers and businesses as part of its review of the PTD. 0 comments

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