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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
Te BBC reports that Air France may prevent obese economy passengers from boarding its planes for "safety reasons". It said that, under new rules, if a flight was full an overweight person who did not fit into a single seat might have to take another plane. 2 comments
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
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
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
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
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
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