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New figures released by VisitEngland from the UK Tourism Survey show that overnight trips made by, or accompanied by, someone with a health condition or impairment contributed almost £1bn to the English domestic visitor economy in the first 6 months of the year, accounting for 5.7 million trips in total. 0 comments
At the 5th European Forum of Social Tourism, which took place in Malaga Spain, from 15 to 17 October, BITS – the International Bureau of Social Tourism and ENAT – the European Network for Accessible Tourism, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with a view to establishing closer cooperation between the two associations. 0 comments
15/11/2009 New Website on Access Tourism in New Zealand
A new website on Access Tourism in New Zealand and worldwide has been born, writes ENAT Member, Sandra Rhodda. 0 comments
27/10/2009 Questionnaire for European Towns and Cities: Good Practices in Accessibility to Public Transport
The EU funded MEDIATE project aims to establish a common European methodology for measuring accessibility to public transport. In order to create a good practice guide, towns and cities are asked to fill in a questionnaire if they believe that they have examples of good practice. The data they provide will form the basis of the Guide. 0 comments
Argonautical Park, the first modern sailing centre in the Region of Magnesia, Greece offers accessible accommodation, restaurant, training and education camps for Greek and International visitors of all ages and abilities. The management is now searching for a business partner to continue the development of this unique facility. 0 comments
ENAT is pleased to present this short video from the ENAT Congress, made by Dirk Janczewski. It features interviews with delegates and short clips from presentations, giving a flavour of the event. 0 comments
Scandic Hotels is a hotel chain which emphasises good access for all its guests in every hotel. This televised report by AXESS TV, Sweden was broadcast by CNN on 10 October 2009. 0 comments
The Vienna University of Technology is conducting a survey of European architectural education to find out to what extent accessible building design is included in the curricula of architecture courses. Please fill in the on-line questionnaire. 0 comments
Over 30 of the presentations and speeches given at the 2nd ENAT International Congress in Vienna are now available for downloading. They include keynote addresses, workshop reports and case studies from many countries on a variety of subjects. 0 comments
05/10/2009 GAATES presents award to Mr. Mohammed Tarawneh, Chair of the UN Committee on the CRPD, at Vienna event
In conjunction with the ENAT 2nd International Conference on accessible tourism, the Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) presented Mr. Mohammed Tarawneh Chair of the UN Committee on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities with a special GAATES Award of Recognition in honour of his outstanding leadership and dedication to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. 0 comments
As part of a University of Surrey research study on accessible tourism, ENAT members and readers are asked to take part in an on-line survey. 0 comments
In the run-up to the ENAT International Congress in Vienna, the ENAT Board announces its "Code of Good Conduct" commitment label for accessible tourism. Members attending the Congress will be able to sign-up and receive their certificates personally from ENAT President, Lilian Müller, on 1st October. 0 comments