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01/10/2010 Scandic Announces Its Most Accessible Hotel Ever

The newly opened Scandic Oslo Airport hotel has wheelchair access in all 245 rooms. Each room also serves as a haven for allergy sufferers, who have also been given full consideration in all the public spaces in the hotel. Scandic has tried to think of all forms of physical disability: mobility issues, allergies and impaired sight or hearing. Scandic Oslo Airport is the first hotel in the Nordic region to be approved by the Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association (NAAF). 0 comments

21/09/2010 Accessible Tourism is nothing without Peace!

Today, 21 September, is Peace Day. A global day of action and awareness for peace everywhere. This is a reminder for those who may already know and a call to those who don't. Get informed at www.peaceoneday.org 0 comments

13/09/2010 Global Recognition for Accessible Sydney Website

New South Wales Minister for Tourism Jodi McKay and Minister for Disability Services Peter Primrose announce that the accessible tourism website sydneyforall.com has won the World Leisure Organisation Innovation prize at the World Leisure Congress in South Korea. 0 comments

02/09/2010 Accessible Holidays in Spain

Viajes AcceSIbles reports on 'Holidays for All' in Spain this summer. 0 comments

24/08/2010 Add Your Voice to the Leeds Metropolitan University Accessible Tourism Survey

This survey reviews the specific needs of travellers using a wheelchair or other mobility aids or those who simply experience some form of mobility limitation. 0 comments

20/08/2010 European Passengers' Rights - a New Campaign Takes Off

This summer the European Commission has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of passengers' rights. Although the European Union has made great strides in establishing common passenger rights for those travelling by air or rail, not every European is yet aware of what he or she is entitled to. This campaign sets out to make all air and rail passengers aware of what rights they enjoy under European legislation and how to make use of them. 2 comments

29/07/2010 Launch of the Access●City Award. EU Calls for Entries from Across Member States

Brussels, 27 July 2010 – The European Commission announces the launch of “Access●City Award”, the first European Award for Accessible Cities. This annual award aims to highlight the European cities that are taking the most effective and innovative action to improve their accessibility for disabled citizens. 0 comments

23/07/2010 New not-for-profit hotel group targets accessible travel in UK

A new not-for-profit hotel group has been launched in the UK, specialising in accessible travel. Re-branded as Vision Hotels, the group’s four AA three-star hotels are run by national charity Action for Blind People and are already equipped with all the needs for disabled guests, as well as families and couples. 0 comments

08/07/2010 Magnetic Europe: Big plans for tourism industry

Commission's new strategy for stimulating tourism in Europe – to realise the full potential of an industry that already plays an important role in the economy. 0 comments

05/07/2010 The Museu Nacional do Azulejo in Lisbon is now accessible for all its visitors

The opening ceremony of the works to improve the accessibility of the Museu Nacional do Azulejo (National Tile Museum) – sponsored by the Salvador Association, with the support of the patrons Banco Espírito Santo and SEMAPA – was held on 14th April 2010. 0 comments

28/06/2010 Successful Celebration of the 5th European Greenways Conference (Madrid)

The 5th European Greenways Conference held in Madrid from the 10th to the 12th of June brought together more than 160 people from 12 countries, focussing on pathways and cycling routes. Participants included policy makers and experts from European Greenways, European tourism authorities and representatives of State and community governments involved in planning, building, maintenance, management and promotion. 0 comments

23/06/2010 VisitEngland Tourism Figures Show Access Means Profits

Figures released this month by VisitEngland from the UK Tourism Survey show that overnight trips made by people who either have or are accompanied by someone with a health condition or impairment contributed almost £2bn to the English domestic visitor economy in 2009. 0 comments

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