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18/10/2008 Rough Guide to Accessible Britain: Write and Win Competition

Rough Guides provide travellers with pocket-book information from shoestring to luxury and cover more than 200 destinations around the globe. Rough Guides and Motability have joined forces to produce an inspiring new Rough Guide to Accessible Britain. Everyone is now invited to send their review of a favourite attraction for the next edition. The competition ends on 7th November 2008. 0 comments

17/10/2008 UK Cruise Holiday Agents Could Get Disability Advice Service

A network of independent travel agents to drive cruise holiday sales and specialist service to disabled travellers could soon be a reality. 'Leading Cruise Agents' is to discuss the possibility following a debate by cruise lines on how to tap into a market of 2.5 million registered disabled travellers in the UK. 0 comments

24/09/2008 British Standards Institute Publishes Tourism Training Guide

The British Standards Institute has published "BS EN 15565:2008 Tourism services. Requirements for the provision of professional tourist guide training and qualification programmes". 0 comments

01/09/2008 Scandic Hotels invests heavily in accessible rooms

The Scandic hotel chain, which since 2003 has been working to make its hotels accessible to disabled guests, is now stepping up the pace of the conversion programme. In 2008 alone, Scandic will add over 100 accessible rooms, as well as raising the standard of the accommodation by providing height-adjustable beds. The aim is to meet increased demand. 0 comments

14/08/2008 EU Ensures Access to Air Transport for Persons with Reduced Mobility

On 26 July, new rules came into force to offer persons with disabilities and those with mobility impairments access to air transport, comparable to that of any other passengers flying from airports in the European Union. 0 comments

05/08/2008 Irish National Disability Authority Pushes Tourism Access Standards

The latest newsletter published today by the Standards Unit of Ireland's National Disability Authority (NDA) shows a lively state of activity in new and forthcoming standards which target accessibility for everyone in tourism and at heritage sites. 0 comments

21/07/2008 Dachstein World Heritage Site, Austria, Gets Barrier-free Upgrade

Less mobile visitors to Dachstein World Heritage are for the first time provided with barrier-free access to the Krippenstein cableway up to the top of the mountain. Improvements include the accessible car park, ramps and only-short-distance passages without significant slopes. You'll find a beautiful view of the Dachstein plateau and the surrounding mountain peaks. 0 comments

15/07/2008 Scott “Rolling” Rains becomes Honorary Associate Member of ENAT

Following the invitation of the ENAT international Board, travel writer and educator, Dr. Scott Rains has been made a 'Lifetime Honorary Associate Member’ of the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT). 0 comments

08/07/2008 ENAT Signs Up to the EU Register of Lobbyists - Promoting Transparency and Visibility

ENAT is among the first 20 Non-Governmental Organisations in Europe to register with the newly opened "EU Register of Interest Representatives", or Lobbyists' Register. The register was launched on 25 June by the European Commission to bring greater transparency to the EU lobbying arena. 1 comments

02/07/2008 EU Commission Proposes Goods and Services to be Covered by Anti-discrimination Directive

The European Commission proposes EU-wide legislation to protect citizens from discrimination on grounds of age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief in the areas of social protection, education and access to and supply of goods and services. 0 comments

01/07/2008 Spain’s Design for All Foundation and ENAT Will Make Tourism Accessible for All

The Design for All Foundation, based in Barcelona, (Spain) and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT), today signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at ensuring long-term cooperation between the two associations for the promotion of better access for all citizens in Europe. 0 comments

25/06/2008 'Sydney for All' Accessible Tourism Info-site Launched

'Sydney for All' is a prototype accessible tourism Web “portal” which highlights destination experiences around Sydney for those with access needs. The portal reflects the findings of a research project and seeks to provide accessibility information about key tourism experiences that people can enjoy when they are in Sydney. 0 comments

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