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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

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

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