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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
Cresaçor – Regional Cooperative of Solidary Economy promotes inclusive tourism in the Azores, offering comprehensive vacation packages accessible to people with special needs with accommodation, transport, accommodation and additional services. 0 comments
The Norwegian Design Council is behind a new Norwegian prize to reward innovative, accessible and user-friendly solutions. Scandic Oslo Airport won the category "Furniture and Interiors" and was thus automatically nominated for the Innovation Award for Universal Design. In November 2011 Scandic Oslo Airport won by the main prize - the Innovation Award. 0 comments
The European Commission is reflecting on the development of a European Accessibility Act containing measures to improve the accessibility of goods and services in the European market. This consultation is part of the preparatory data collection that will underpin the assessment of the impact of the measures. 0 comments
This new, European on-line training course addresses ways of improving tourism businesses and serving customers who have specific access requirements. The course is an "appetizer" for business owners and employees, giving a general introduction to the subject of accessible tourism. 0 comments
Order these two new textbooks on Accessible Tourism from Channel View Publications and make great savings, thanks to this deal arranged with ENAT. The offer closes on 31 January 2012. 0 comments
At a time when European leaders are facing up to a massive debt crisis, 1.5 million euros of taxpayers' money is being spent on sending EU citizens on free holidays. Watch the video. 3 comments
Eight cities have been shortlisted for the prestigious European Access City Award 2012. With 114 entries from 23 EU countries, the jurors had a challenging task identifying the finalists. 0 comments
New research shows 1 in 5 parents in the UK can’t take a enough time off work to have a holiday. A staggering 49% of workers have not used their holiday allowance. Over two thirds (72%) are home late from work so can’t spend time with their kids. Holiday firm, Thomson, creates first ever Family Charter to put quality time at the heart of the family. 0 comments
Co-hosted by the Rick Hansen Foundation and the Rick Hansen Institute, Interdependence 2012 is an international four-day conference and exposition with a focus on creating accessible communities and furthering spinal cord injury (SCI) research for a cure. Abstracts are now invited for presentations in the theme session on "Making Communities Accessible for All". The two sub-themes are "Accessible and Inclusive Tourism" and "UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities". 0 comments