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25/03/2008 Formula 1 Circuit Threatens Accessible Sailing in Valencia - Call for International Support
The Foundation Un Mar Sin Barreras (A Sea Without Barriers) organises sailing activities in the Port of Valencia. Due to the construction of the Formula 1 circuit the NGO is being forced to cease its activities. Readers are asked to send a letter of support to the Foundation to secure a suitable relocation within the port. 0 comments
13/03/2008 Accessible Tourism in Germany Gains Momentum
Following an invitation of the representative of the Federal Government of Germany for Tourism, Mr. Ernst Hinsken (Member of the German Parliament / Deutscher Bundestag) experts recently discussed first results of a new study with the title “Success factors and actions to improve quality in accessible tourism in Germany” at a conference which took place during International Tourism Fair in Berlin at 6th March 2008. 0 comments
From more than 800 published case studies, the on-line accessibility information service for tourists at www.EuropeforAll.com has been chosen by the ePractice portal as this week's Editor's Choice. 0 comments
Due to popular demand the ENAT 2008 Calendar is now available as a free, downloadable PDF file to print on your own colour printer. Get it here! 0 comments
28/02/2008 Questionnaire: Accessible Tourism in Spain
The University of Vigo, Spain, is calling all Spanish-speaking disabled travellers to help in a study into the accessible tourism market in Spain. 0 comments
The European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT) has registered this week as a non-profit organisation in Belgium. This marks an exciting new phase in its European and international operations. 0 comments
21/02/2008 Travelling by Coach Is Less Stressful
It is a well known fact that most people travelling for holidays or on business do not enjoy the travelling part of the trips they make. If people were able to snap their fingers in order to be automatically transferred to their destination then most would. Some recent research from the UK suggests that travelling by coach is the least stressful mode of transport, allowing passengers to arrive at their destinations having experienced the least amount of worry. 0 comments
The International Centre for Tourism & Hospitality Research at Bournemouth University, UK is offering 2 PhD studentships, to begin in 2008. 0 comments
A new working group has been set up in Milan to provide guidelines on how to make an accessible transportation system usable and attractive for a larger number of customers. 0 comments
A major milestone has been reached with the publication this week of the recommendations from the Second International Conference on Accessible Tourism held November 22 - 24, 2007 at the United Nations in Bangkok, Thailand. Sixteen recommendations directed towards governments, public agencies, tourism businesses and academia seek to promote the development of inclusive tourism in the region, targetting a wide range of measures for both specialised and mainstream services. 0 comments
UK specialist tour operator, Vitalise Holidays is offering destinations as diverse as Peru, Iceland and the Mediterranean in a summer 2008 programme for visually impaired travellers. The brochure is available in large print, Braille, CD and by email in PDF or Word. 0 comments