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29/01/2009 Solleftea, Sweden Ready for First Paralympic Winter World Cup

Bonn, Germany – On 3 February, the first Paralympic Winter World Cup will take place in Solleftea, Sweden, bringing together over 200 athletes representing 26 countries from around the world. The Paralympic Winter World Cup will be an exciting event for elite winter sport athletes with a disability and one of the biggest international biannual multi-sport competitions outside of the Paralympic Winter Games. 0 comments

27/01/2009 GAATES Honoured with UN Habitat - Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment

The publication, "International Best Practices in Universal Design: A Global Review" has been named as one of the world's 100 "Best Practices" for 2008 by United Nations - Habitat - Dubai International Award for Best Practices. The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) has distributed the publication to over 5000 people worldwide. It compares accessibility codes and standards from around the world and is available in English, French, Arabic, Spanish, Serbian and the alternate DAISY format. 0 comments

27/01/2009 Settlement Reached to Improve Access to Hotels.com and Expedia Reservation Services for Disabled Travellers

OAKLAND, California - Under a settlement announced on 26th January, Hotels.com and Expedia.com, two of the world's leading online travel companies, have agreed to add features to their online travel reservation systems so that millions of travelers with disabilities can use their online services to search for and reserve hotel rooms that have the accommodations they need. 3 comments

26/01/2009 South Africa Focuses on Accessible Tourism During Visit of Disability Expert Dr. Scott Rains

South African tourism authorities are knuckling down to the issue of accessible tourism during a month-long visit of leading US disability expert Scott Rains. Dr Rains, a wheelchair-user for 37 years and an advocate for the rights of disabled travellers, will be meeting South Africa's largest disability organisations and tourism bodies during his month-long visit to the country. The aim of his trip is to evaluate the quality of the South African tourism product for disabled and older travellers – and ultimately to build awareness of the importance of good access to the country's tourism industry as a whole. 0 comments

14/01/2009 EU-CHINA Information Society Delegation visits ENAT in Athens

Within the framework of the EU-CHINA-INFSO project, seven high-level Chinese state officials visited the ENAT office in Athens yesterday on the first leg of a European Study Tour to Greece, Spain and the United Kingdom. The tour will give the Chinese visitors first-hand knowledge of European policies and experiences in the area of ”e-Inclusion” - overcoming the so-called ”Digital Divide”. Ensuring access to tourism for all citizens was highlighted as a key theme for public as well as private initiatives. 0 comments

31/12/2008 ENAT Wishes all its Members and Readers a Very Happy and Successful New Year

The ENAT Board sends New Year's greetings to members and visitors to our website. In 2009 we will continue to support your efforts to make tourism accessible for all, by offering publicity and events, promoting inclusive tourism policies and sharing information and good practices. Download the ENAT 2009 Calendar to keep a cheerful, everyday reminder that accessible tourism is our path and our destination! 0 comments

21/11/2008 INTERREG IVc 2nd Call for Proposals. ENAT Offers Project Support

The INTERREG IVc programme on innovation and environment targets the transnational exchange of experience and good practice between public sector organisations working at municipal, provincial and regional levels in the EU Member States. With the 2nd Call for proposals now open, ENAT is keen to support public authorities in their bids to design and implement transnational projects where accessible tourism is in focus. 1 comments

29/10/2008 ENAT Proposes CEN Workshop Agreement on Accessible Transport and Tourism Services

ENAT is putting forward plans to develop a 'Consensus Document' of specifications for accessible transport and tourism services for disabled people. The proposal aims to bring together industry, public authorities, disability NGOs and consumer organisations under the auspices of a CEN Workshop Agreement to identify good practices and agree on a set of basic guidelines. A draft document describing the planned 14-month workshop and how to participate is now available for downloading. Interested organisations are invited to provide their comments on this draft by 30th November 2008. 2 comments

29/10/2008 Progress on Accessible Tourism in India

Physically challenged and elderly persons might soon find it easier to access tourist destinations in India as the Government intends to make them barrier-free for the benefit of this section of tourists. The Indian Tourism Ministry has made it mandatory that all tourist facilities, which are being created with Central Government financial assistance, should be barrier-free, the tourism secretary, Mr Shilabhadra Banerjee, said on 24 October at a Training Workshop for Government managers and engineers. 0 comments

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

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