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20/01/2008 Bangkok Recommendations on Accessible Tourism in Asia and the Pacific (2007)

A major milestone has been reached with the publication this week of the recommendations from the Second International Conference on Accessible Tourism held November 22 - 24, 2007 at the United Nations in Bangkok, Thailand. Sixteen recommendations directed towards governments, public agencies, tourism businesses and academia seek to promote the development of inclusive tourism in the region, targetting a wide range of measures for both specialised and mainstream services. 0 comments

15/01/2008 Tour Operator Issues Holiday Programme for Visually Impaired

UK specialist tour operator, Vitalise Holidays is offering destinations as diverse as Peru, Iceland and the Mediterranean in a summer 2008 programme for visually impaired travellers. The brochure is available in large print, Braille, CD and by email in PDF or Word. 0 comments

28/12/2007 ENAT Looks Forward to a Bright Future in 2008

Ivor Ambrose, Coordinator of ENAT, takes an end-of-year look at what ENAT has achieved, and where it will go next. 0 comments

19/12/2007 Access Centres Turkey Looks Forward to Growing Success

The first fully accessible hotel in Turkey aimed specifically at disabled guests is proving to be a growing success, with bookings looking strong for the coming season. 0 comments

19/12/2007 Conference Report: Second International Forum on Accessible Tourism (ICAT 2007, Thailand)

In Thailand, the Disabled Peoples' International - Asia Pacific (DPI-AP) and the Asia Pacific Disability Forum (APDF) and partners organised the Second International Forum on Accessible Tourism (ICAT 2007) from 22-24 November 2007. 0 comments

10/12/2007 European Disability Action Plan Targets Improved Access to Goods and Services

In its updated European Disability Action Plan 2008-2009, published on 26 November 2007, the European Commission notes the formation of ENAT as a targetted action to improve accessibility to tourism for people with disabilities. The EC also makes proposals to improve access to goods and services by developing statistical services for monitoring accessibility and encouraging new standards. 0 comments

03/12/2007 Greek Prime Minister Praises 'Disability Now' NGO on Day of Disabled People

On the occasion of the International Day of People with Disabilities, Greek Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis and state officials visited the offices of the NGO "Disability Now" (Anapiria Tora), and announced measures that would facilitate their everyday life, including a new disability card. Disability Now is a founding member of ENAT. 0 comments

03/12/2007 European Parliament Puts Accessible Tourism on EU Agenda

European Members of Parliament have passed a resolution on a renewed EU Tourism Policy: "Towards a stronger partnership for European Tourism", calling for Member States to make a united effort to support Accessible Tourism. 1 comments

28/11/2007 Accessible Tourism is Big Money

At a congress held last week by the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT), over 200 representatives from international disability organisations, tourist boards and private enterprise came to the overwhelming conclusion that accessible tourism is the fastest-growing business opportunity in the tourism industry. 0 comments

20/11/2007 ENAT International Congress on Tourism for All, Marina D'Or, Spain

This week the Marina d'Or beachside holiday resort in the Region of Valencia, Spain welcomes some 200 delegates at the ENAT International Congress on Tourism for All, organised by FundaciĆ³n ONCE and supported by the European Commission. Guest speakers from North and South America, as well as Australia will complement European presenters from all sectors of the tourism industry, public authorities, NGOs and centres of research and education. 0 comments

01/11/2007 UK's 'Accessible Travel and Leisure' Announces Franchising Opportunities

ENAT member, "Accessible Travel and Leisure", is a leading UK specialist in tailor-made holidays for customers with disabilities. Now the company is offering business franchises, providing opportunities for people with disabilities to run their own business from home, selling accessible holidays. 0 comments

31/10/2007 A New Access Guide: Monza per Tutti (Monza for All)

Thanks to the guide Monza per Tutti (Monza for All), Monza, a Lombard city lying 15 km northeast of Milan, can now offer specified information about physical accessibility and a number of accommodations, facilities, restaurants and museums. In this way it will be easier for everyone to plan their visit to Monza. 0 comments

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