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On Friday 24 July, US President Barack Obama makes good on his election promise to sign the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, bringing the USA into the group of countries that support this landmark international legislation. 0 comments
20/07/2009 New Zealand Winter Games Make History
LAKE WANAKA, New Zealand. The 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games is making history this August as the first elite snow sports event to have able bodied and athletes with a disability compete together. 0 comments
ENAT is looking for the twelve best photos illustrating 'Accessible Tourism in Europe' for publication in next year's ENAT Calendar. If you are going on holiday for half a day or 3 weeks, now is the time to snap that winning shot! 0 comments
16/07/2009 New Publication - 'Access Africa: Safaris for People with Limited Mobility' Published by Bradt Travel Guides
This guidebook is the first to explore the five major safari countries – Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, plus Victoria Falls in Zambia – specifically with limited mobility in mind. It examines the services offered by African operators catering to disabled travellers, enabling easy comparisons and informed choices. 0 comments
In June 2009, another seminar of the series “Brandenburg for All – barrier free tourism” took place in Potsdam, the capital of Germany’s Federal State of Brandenburg. Starting in 1998, tourism organisations in Brandenburg have been increasing their accessible offers for all guests, step by step. 0 comments
The 2nd ENAT International Congress takes place in Vienna on 30th September to 1st October 2009. Book before 30th June, to secure your place, and save 20% on the normal fee. Reduced rates for ENAT Members. 0 comments
The latest issue of Tourism-Review.com highlights the fact that seniors and disabled travellers represent a growing market. Australia mostly offers quality services but there is still space for improvement. 0 comments
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