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The European Commission has announced a new Annual European Award Accessible Cities. The award is hailed by Ivor Ambrose, Managing Director of ENAT, as "...a welcome initiative which will stimulate cities to put even more effort into 'Tourism for All', catering to all visitors who need good access”.
The European Commission's Enterprise and Industry Directorate today announced the funding of three new networking initiatives for Small and Medium-sized Enterprise in the tourism sector. The new SME networks aim to strengthen the knowledge and understanding of practices that link sustainability and competitiveness in a mutually reinforcing way. ENAT is leading a transnational partnership to show how applying accessibility principles, in particular, can benefit smaller tourism businesses, even in a difficult economic climate.
The Design for All Foundation, based in Barcelona, (Spain) and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT), today signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at ensuring long-term cooperation between the two associations for the promotion of better access for all citizens in Europe.
Today the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has taken up Honorary Associate Membership of the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT) with Observer status in the meetings of the association.
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.
On 29 November 2007, European Members of Parliament 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.
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.
A congress held in conjunction with leading accessible tourism network ENAT – the European Network for Accessible Tourism – is set to benefit both disabled and able-bodied travellers all over Europe.
A congress held in conjunction with leading accessible tourism network ENAT – the European Network for Accessible Tourism – is set to benefit disabled travellers all over Europe.
The 27th September is World Tourism Day. Among the travellers to and within Europe, there are tens of millions of people with disabilities, older people and others who experience problems in getting around, due to physical and communication barriers in transport, in buildings and attractions. The tourism industry is rising to meet this challenge and cater for their needs.