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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

23/06/2010 London, "The Welcoming City" and a Water-Powered Lift

Walking past St. James’ yesterday I chanced upon this brilliant installation: a water powered lift that addresses the challenge of equal access to historic sites. It is part of London Festival of Architecture 2010 which has “The Welcoming City” as its main theme. 0 comments

09/06/2010 Cyprus Sets Wheels in Motion for Accessible Tourism

The first open meeting on the subject of “Accessible Tourism” arranged by the Cyprus Committee of Accessible Tourism was held on 3rd June 2010 at Hotel Posidonias, with the participation of the Minister of Trade and Industry, the Cyprus Tourist Organisation and representatives of Municipalities and NGO networks. 0 comments

31/05/2010 Investigation of "Alarming" Lack of Accessible Tourism Information in New Zealand

The New Zealand Tourist Board does not collect any statistics on visitors with physical disabilities or specialist needs. A new private survey will identify visitors' requirements and focus attention on accessible tourism provisions as preparations are under way for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. 0 comments

31/05/2010 New European Award for Accessible Cities

A new European Award for Accessible Cities has been launched by the European Commission, aiming to promote accessibility for people with disabilities in four areas: the built environment and public spaces, transport and related infrastructures, information and communication, including Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and public facilities and services. 0 comments

15/05/2010 35 Vodaphone Stores Receive the AENOR Accessibility Certificate

Vodafone España has been awarded the Universal Accessibility Management System Certificate for 35 of its stores. The certificate has been granted against Standard UNE 170001-2:2007 by the Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification (AENOR). 0 comments

15/05/2010 Tourist Board aiming to make Algarve more disabled-friendly

The Regional Algarve Tourist Board (ERTA) has this week revealed its intention to improve facilities in the Algarve for the disabled tourists, aiming to make the region more adequate for their needs and in turn welcome a sector that had previously been unexplored. 0 comments

14/05/2010 Enjoy England's Access for All Tourism Award Winners Revealed

The cream of English tourism was marked by the Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2010 in Brighton on St George's Day, 23rd April. A total of 46 gold and silver winners were selected from more than 100 regional winners submitted by the nine regions in England. These were assessed by independent assessors and a team of judges to make it through to the national final. 0 comments

16/04/2010 The EU Commits to Sustainable and Responsible Tourism

In its first meeting after the coming into force of the Treaty of Lisbon, EU Tourism Ministers approved the “Madrid Declaration”, making a series of recommendations to the European Commission to implement a European tourism policy for the first time in the EU's history. 0 comments

15/04/2010 The Treaty of Lisbon Represents A “Revolution in Tourism Policy”, Says EU Commissioner Antonio Tajani

The Vice-President of the European Commission and European Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship, Antonio Tajani, was pleased to say that the Treaty of Lisbon has given rise to a European tourism policy for the first time in the history of the EU. 0 comments

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