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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

30/04/2009 Accessible Portugal Wins Tourism Service Award

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

28/04/2009 European Commission Launches Public Consultation on Design for User-Centred Innovation

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

09/04/2009 GuideGecko: A New Way to Publish Your Own Accessible Travel Guide

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

05/04/2009 Economic Recession - Time for Renewal in the European Tourism Sector

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

30/03/2009 Your Opinion Is Needed on Universal Access to Rail Travel

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

30/03/2009 ENAT Calendar 2010 Photo Competition Now Open - Publicise Your Favourite Destination!

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

30/03/2009 Turismabile Launches Accessible Tourism Package in Piemonte, Italy

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

09/03/2009 Germany: CDU/CSU Bundestag Group Submits Motion to Promote Barrier-Free Tourism

A coalition of the CDU and CSU parties introduced a motion in the German Bundestag on 4 March 2009 with the aim of promoting and strengthening the barrier-free design of public infrastructure and the provision of transport services, so as to encourage more accessible tourism offers throughout the country. 0 comments

25/02/2009 European Parliament Tourism Intergroup Hosts Meeting on Impact of Global Recession

Madame Sudre, Chair of the EP Intergroup on Tourism brought together key players in the tourism sector on 18 February 2009 to review the consequences of the global economic downturn for the European tourism industry. Analyses, prognoses and possible actions were presented by the European Commission, HOTREC, Social Partners and others. 0 comments

19/02/2009 New Booking Website Launched at www.accessible.travel

Today sees the launch of accessible.travel - a new on-line booking site for people with disabilities and others who need to know about the accessibility of venues and hotels before they travel. The site is run by Craig Grimes, a wheelchair user and determined traveller, adventurer and consultant to the tourism industry. 0 comments

17/02/2009 French Athletes Claim Victory in South Africa's Outeniqua Wheelchair Marathon

Two French athletes who travelled to South Africa to compete in the annual Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge, held on Saturday 14 February in the historic town of George in the Western Cape, have returned home victorious with gold and silver medals. Denis Lemeunier was the first to cross the finishing line of the 42.2 km wheelchair marathon in a time of 1:42:48. 0 comments

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