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New! 23/11/2016 "ALL FOR ALL - Portuguese Tourism" Campaign Launched

The "ALL FOR ALL - Portuguese Tourism", launched by Turismo de Portugal and addressed to all national tourism players, seeks to mobilize a concerted action to make Portugal a tourist destination increasingly accessible to all. 0 comments

New! 21/11/2016 Scandic To Lecture On Accessibility For Tourist Industry In Singapore

Scandic’s Director of Accessibility, Magnus Berglund, has been invited to speak at the AccessAbility Perspective seminar in Singapore on 22 November 2016. The seminar, arranged by the Embassy of Sweden in Singapore, addresses participants in the hotel and tourist industry and focuses on how the sector can improve accessibility for guests with special needs. 0 comments

New! 12/11/2016 Accessible Madrid wins Tour Operator of the Year (Spain) - European Awards 2017 by LTG

We are extremely pleased to announce that Accessible Madrid has been successful in winning the Award as "Accessible Tour Operator of the Year – Spain" at the European Awards 2017. This prize is sponsored by The Luxury Travel Guide. It recognises the dedication and passion of our staff to the promotion and development of accessible travel in Spain. 0 comments

New! 11/11/2016 ATAP, a Discussion Platform on Accessible Tourism in the Asia Pacific Region Started on Facebook

Feeling the need to engage even more actively in discussions and exchange, and to involve a broad range of stakeholders from around the world, a discussion group was created on Facebook: ATAP (Accessible Tourism – Asia Pacific) aiming to raise awareness and increase understanding about accessible and inclusive tourism. 0 comments

New! 10/11/2016 New EU Directive on Accessibility of Public Websites and Mobile Apps

On 26 October 2016 the European Parliament approved the directive on making the websites and mobile apps of public sector bodies more accessible. This means that people with disabilities – especially persons with vision or hearing impairments – will have better access to the websites and mobile applications of public services. 0 comments

01/10/2016 UAE World Tourism Day Conference Hosted By Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority

The event was held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, in relation to the UNWTO Tourism for All theme. Tourism must be inclusive and barrier-free. RAKTDA commits to a plan for international accessible tourism standards across the Emirate. 0 comments

30/09/2016 World Tourism Day 2016: Tourism Leaders Commit To Advance Universal Accessibility

About 500 delegates from 60 countries have convened in Bangkok, Thailand, to take part in the Official Celebrations of the World Tourism Day this year dedicated to the theme ‘Tourism for all: Promoting Universal Accessibility.’ 0 comments

27/09/2016 #MapMyDay: People Worldwide Are Invited To Map Accessibility in Tourism

Berlin. September 27 marks the start of the second edition of the worldwide campaign “MapMyDay”. The goal this time: to raise awareness of the barriers that people experience when they are on vacation and travelling. 0 comments

27/09/2016 Brussels to Host the 2nd Destinations for All World Summit for Accessible Tourism, Autumn 2018

Quebec-based organization Kéroul and Belgium’s Collectif Accessibilité Wallonie-Bruxelles (CAWaB) are pleased to announce that the second edition of the Destinations for All World Summit will be taking place in Brussels, Belgium in Autumn, 2018. The aim of the event is to give concrete expression to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Recommendations on Accessible Tourism. 0 comments

19/09/2016 VisitScotland Hosts European Access Experts for Business Learning Event

Representatives of more than 20 tourism organisations from around Europe will gather in Scotland’s capital to raise the level of accessible tourism expertise across the continent. 0 comments

13/09/2016 Tourism and Accessibility, Olympic Bid - Rome 2024 and Village for All® Sign Agreement  

#LabRoma2024, the Bid committee and the new startup have one objective: to make the Olympics accessible to all, including people with disabilities. Montezemolo: "Part of our effort to leave a legacy for the city".   0 comments

12/09/2016 Accessible Spanish Fam Trip for Egyptian Delegates

Accessible Madrid has recently organized an Accessible Fam Trip in Madrid for Egyptian delegates including The General Supervisor of the National Council for Disability Affairs, The Manager of the Health Quality Monitoring Unit - Sector of Tourism and Hotels (Ministry of Tourism) and ILO - International Labor Organization (Cairo Office) and Tour Operators. 0 comments

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