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VisitEngland today launched a new online training course to help tourism businesses deliver excellent service to disabled customers. Designed in partnership with award-winning disability organisation DisabledGo, the course is specifically tailored to help those working within the tourism industry. 0 comments
"Our Young Voices campaigners have made a remarkable achievement to ensure disabled people can enjoy improved access to these historical sites of worldwide importance. This will encourage all our campaigners worldwide to continue their valuable work,” stated Tanya Barron, International Director, Leonard Cheshire Disability, speaking at a conference organised by Leonard Cheshire Disability and the United Nations in Bangkok, Thailand. 1 comments
14/03/2012 International Disability Conference held at Scandic Sydhavnen, "Denmark's most accessible hotel"
Scandic Sydhavnen in Copenhagen is currently the most accessible hotel in Denmark, according to Stig Langvad, Chairman of the Danish Disability Organizations. Scandic was in focus when the EU Conference on Disability Rights was held in March at the hotel. 0 comments
12/03/2012 Participate in VisitEngland's Survey on Accessibility Related Information. What Do You Need to Know to Plan Your Trip?
VisitEngland, the national tourist board, is conducting a survey on accessibility related information required by visitors when planning to visit tourist destinations. Please take the short online survey. Your views will help tourism destinations across England to provide you with the information you require. 0 comments
12/03/2012 European Commission's "EDEN Awards" will Support Accessible Tourism Destinations in Europe
The European Commission has chosen "Accessible Tourism Destinations" as this year's theme for the European Destinations of Excellence Awards. National Tourism Authorities are invited to organise competitions to select the best small, "non traditional" destinations that provide an outstanding offer for tourists regardless of their physical limitations, disabilities or age. 0 comments
Scandic's Disability Ambassador Magnus Berglund has received an award for being one of Sweden's most important actuators in Corporate Social Responsibility. 0 comments
The International Social Tourism Organisation (ISTO) and its partners have been chosen by the European Commission to promote social tourism in Europe through the development of a Web platform matching supply with demand. 0 comments
Best Practice in Accessible Tourism, edited by Dimitrios Buhalis, Simon Darcy and Ivor Ambrose, focuses on policy and best practice in accessible tourism, reflecting the ”state-of -the-art” as expressed in a selection of international chapters. Available now, at 20% discount. 0 comments
In the framework of the implementation of Action 15 of the 2010 European Commission Communication on Tourism Policy, a stakeholder consultation is open until 20 April 2012. The consultation concerns the first draft text of the Charter, as well as several possible open questions. 0 comments
10/02/2012 EU Commission Announces New Actions in Support of "Tourism for All" at European Parliament Hearing
The European Commission's Head of Unit for "Support to Tourism Industry, CSR, Mutuals and Cooperatives" has announced that 1 million Euros will be allocated to stimulate "Tourism for All" initiatives in 2012. 0 comments
27/01/2012 Tripbod Embraces Accessible Tourism
Tourism for All UK is teaming up with the global travel community website Tripbod.com. The aim is to find as many local people as possible with a knowledge of accessibility in their area to become ‘Tripbods’ and offer their local knowledge to visitors. 0 comments
26/01/2012 Accessible Tourism Award for Polibienestar Research Institute at University of Valencia, Spain
The University of Antonio de Nebrija and Fundación ACS have awarded Polibienestar Research Institute with the prize 'Turismo Accesible' (Accessible Tourism) for research on the health benefits of tourism for elderly people. 0 comments