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If you cannot manage the train journey standing up from Gatwick Airport to Central London, the recently introduced Priority Seating Card is for you. Southern Railways hopes that by issuing a pass card to older persons, pregnant women, those with a disability and with less visible difficulties, fellow passengers will more readily give up priority seats to those who need them. 0 comments
VisitEngland has recently refreshed the entry-level mobility standard of the National Accessible Scheme, which enables all accommodation providers to give a declaration of the accessibility of their business. The standard, called ‘One step ahead’, is not so exacting as the requirements for full wheelchair accessibility. 0 comments
08/05/2009 Autonomous University of Barcelona Offers Masters Degree in Management of Tourism for All
The School of Tourism at the Autonomous University of Barcelona is offering a one-year Masters' Course in Accessible Tourism, starting October 2009. Applicants may register from 1st June. 0 comments
This summer, ENAT Member 'Let's Go Costa Brava Apartments', together with the Sailing School Força 3 in Sant Feliu de Guíxols Spain, organizes a 6 days / 5 nights stay where customers will be able to be initiated into the world of sailing. This special offer will introduce disabled visitors to the basic notions of accessible sailing and at the same time give them an unforgettable holiday. 0 comments
04/05/2009 Towards a Roadmap for Human Resources Development in Accessible Tourism in the Middle East - North Africa Region
Doha, 22 April 2009. At the Qatar Summit on Tourism Development organised by the UN World Tourism Organisation, ENAT Member, Ibrahim Abu-Helil (Jordan), presented the case for boosting human resources development in Accessible Tourism throughout the Arab region. 0 comments
Earlier this year, ENAT Member 'Accessible Portugal' won the annual tourism award, from the Portuguese Tourism Board, for the best project in the “Services” category. This award recognises the work carried out by Accessible Portugal, as a relevant contributor for the qualification of Portugal as an accessible tourism destination. 0 comments
Moving a large bureaucracy, like the European Commission (EC), into new areas of policy-making can be a rather slow process. Although the EC has supported "Design for All" initiatives for over 10 years, design as such is not an official part of the EU policy agenda. Now the Commission has launched a public consultation to gather opinions about making design an integral part of European innovation policy. 1 comments
GuideGecko (www.GuideGecko.com), a new website for travel, lifestyle and entertainment guides, provides the perfect platform for self-published accessible travel guides by independent authors. People with disabilities and disability organisations who create access guides to their cities, regions and countries, are often unable to publish the guides due to lack of resources. Now you can! 0 comments
Large sections of the tourism industry are hit by the downturn in consumer spending as the recession spreads through the global economy. Employees in the hotel and restaurant sector of the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism unions (EFFAT) call on EU Member States to protect jobs and improve training and infrastructure to renew the sector in the current crisis. 0 comments
Barcelona, Spain. The Spanish consultancy group, ProA Solutions has launched a user survey about access in rail travel. The survey, which is being conducted for RENFE, the Spanish National Railway, aims to shed light on the accessibility of different countries’ railway systems and the users’ perceptions. 0 comments
Why not show off your favourite tourist attraction or venue in 2010? ENAT Members are now invited to submit their photo entries for the ENAT 2010 Desk Calendar Competition, illustrating the theme: "Enjoy Accessible European Tourism Destinations". 0 comments
Torino. After three years of work, thanks to the interest of a tour operator operating in the incoming Italy, the first accessible travel package has been created: a range of proposals to visit and use the better Piedmont tourist offer with all services and the guarantee of welcome quality requested to satisfy the particular necessities of each tourist. 0 comments