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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

30/10/2007 Can You Capture "Accessible Tourism" in a Single Photo?

ENAT is planning to publish a 2008 Calendar with photos supplied by ENAT members. We would like to receive your best digital or printed photos, illustrating the theme: "This is Accessible Tourism!" 0 comments

22/10/2007 EC Publishes 'Agenda for Sustainable Tourism' Communication

A Communication on an "Agenda for a sustainable and competitive European tourism" was adopted by the European Commission on 19 October 2007. It does not address 'accessible tourism'. However, as a framework for future tourism policies, it advocates "a holistic, integrated approach...involving all stakeholders". Here ENAT would expect 'accessible tourism' to play a role. 0 comments

17/10/2007 European Disability Forum Proposes Disability Specific EU Directive

EDF - the European Disability Forum has renewed its call to lawmakers to establish a European Directive to promote equal treatment and fight discrimination against disabled people in all areas of life. 0 comments

27/09/2007 ENAT Congress Draft Programme published

The Draft Programme of the ENAT International Congress on Tourism for All is now published. 0 comments

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