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17/06/2008 UN World Tourism Organisation Joins ENAT as Honorary Member with 'Observer' Status

Today the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has taken up Honorary Associate Membership of the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT) with Observer status in meetings of the association. In a letter to ENAT, Marina Diotallevi, Chief of the 'Cultural, Social and Ethical Aspects of Tourism' Section at UNWTO expressed how she looks forward to the organisations' renewed cooperation for the promotion of accessible tourism for all. 0 comments

12/06/2008 Draft British Standard BS 8300 on Design of Buildings for Disabled People is Open for Comment

The draft document, BS 8300 on the Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people – Code of practice, is now open to the public for comment. 0 comments

01/06/2008 Access Israel's Accessibility Information Folder Published

Access Israel announces its "Access Israel Folder", said to be the first of its kind and size in the world and including a collection of over 160 sketches, illustrations and architectural items from the different fields of accessibility. The folder's purpose is to help every architect, designer and accessibility specialist in the planning and consulting work. 0 comments

05/05/2008 New ENAT Studies on Disabled Tourists' Rights and Services for Accessible Tourism

Two new studies produced by ENAT research staff are now available for download from the ENAT website. The first report, " Rights of Tourists with Disabilities in the European Union Framework" examines the key legislation and the way in which the rights of people with disabilities are being extended and safeguarded. The second report, "Services and Facilities for Accessible Tourism in Europe" presents definitions of accessible tourism, the target public and their specific needs, and an overview of services and facilities that tourism providers can adopt to improve accessibility. Both reports include many examples of good practice drawn from several European countries, illustrating a range of accessible tourism and travel services. 0 comments

20/04/2008 Australian Airline, Rex, wants to stop persons with disabilities from flying alone

Australian regional airline Rex is seeking to ban intellectually disabled passengers from flying unaccompanied unless they can demonstrate an ability to understand safety procedures. 0 comments

07/04/2008 New UK publication: Guidance on accessibility of large hotel premises and hotel chains

This 'Publicly Available Specification' (PAS) has been developed by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and VisitBritain in collaboration with The British Standards Institution (BSI). The book is intended to help owners and managers of large hotels and hotel chains meet their obligations under the UK Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). 0 comments

04/04/2008 UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities gets 20th ratification

On 3rd April 2008, Ecuador signed up as the twentieth country to ratify the UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Tunisia and Jordan signed earlier the same week. This will bring the Convention automatically into force on 3rd May. This is a significant landmark for travel and tourism policy and provision, as the Convention includes the right of disabled people to equal participation in cultural activities, including recreation, leisure and sport (Article 30). 0 comments

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

10/03/2008 EuropeforAll.com Accessible Travel Website is Editor's Choice for EU ePractice Community

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

05/03/2008 The ENAT 2008 Calendar - Now Available for Downloading

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

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