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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

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

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