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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

25/02/2008 European Network for Accessible Tourism Begins New Phase

The European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT) has registered this week as a non-profit organisation in Belgium. This marks an exciting new phase in its European and international operations. 0 comments

21/02/2008 Travelling by Coach Is Less Stressful

It is a well known fact that most people travelling for holidays or on business do not enjoy the travelling part of the trips they make. If people were able to snap their fingers in order to be automatically transferred to their destination then most would. Some recent research from the UK suggests that travelling by coach is the least stressful mode of transport, allowing passengers to arrive at their destinations having experienced the least amount of worry. 0 comments

31/01/2008 Bournemouth University, UK offers 2 PhD Studentships in eTourism, 2008

The International Centre for Tourism & Hospitality Research at Bournemouth University, UK is offering 2 PhD studentships, to begin in 2008. 0 comments

30/01/2008 Milan: New Working Group to Improve Accessibility of Public Transport System

A new working group has been set up in Milan to provide guidelines on how to make an accessible transportation system usable and attractive for a larger number of customers. 0 comments

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