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New! 19/04/2018 Borrow a Mobility Scooter - New Service For Guests At Scandic Hotels In Sweden

Scandic extends its services with electric scooter for guests to borrow at selected hotels. 0 comments

New! 18/04/2018 Your Opinion Wanted: PREDIF Survey On Demand for Accessible Tourism In Madrid Region

ENAT Member, PREDIF asks travel agencies and tour operators, associations and organisations involved with disabilities, to help determine the potential demand, both domestic and foreign, for accessible tourism in the Madrid region. 0 comments

New! 12/04/2018 EU Launches European Capital of Smart Tourism

New initiative seeks to reward innovation and boost smart development of tourism in European Cities 0 comments

29/01/2018 Azores for All - 2018 Catalogue and Prices

Azores for All - CRESAÇOR Cooperative - brings you its new catalogue of cultural tours and nature experiences in these beautiful Portuguese islands. 0 comments

01/12/2017 Scandic Hotels Arranges World’s Biggest Blind Lunch At A Hotel

Scandic highlights the International Day of Persons with Disabilities with a meal that no one could see. Each year, 3 December is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. And to highlight this important annual observance, Scandic Hotels arranged the world’s largest blind lunch so that people could experience, if only for a short while, what it is like to eat a meal in complete darkness. 0 comments

17/11/2017 Reuters: Airbnb Acquires Accomable To Offer Home Rentals For Disabled Travelers

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Airbnb said on Thursday 16 November it acquired London startup Accomable to expand home-renting opportunities for people with disabilities, the latest expansion as Airbnb grows its global travel business. 0 comments

27/05/2017 Zero Project 2018 Opens for Project and Policy Nominations in Accessibility

Nominate and share your best practice project or policy in accessibility. Since 2012 the Zero Project has disseminated replicable and innovative solutions for the problems people with disabilities face, raising public awareness, stimulating reform and acting as a catalyst for a world without barriers. 0 comments

21/02/2017 New Voice for Consumers with Disabilities: UK "Disability Champion" for the Tourism Sector

Tuesday, 21 February 2017. Disabled people will get a fresh chance to make their voices heard as consumers, thanks to a UK government initiative to be announced on Tuesday. Eleven sector champions are being appointed to help make different areas of business more accountable to the disabled. 1 comments

31/12/2016 Personal Assistance Service for Disabled Travellers in Madrid

Will I Need Personal Assistance Services Abroad? Getting from place to place, taking care of yourself, and getting assistance when needed are all part of the equation. Accessible Madrid provides Personal Assistance Service (PAS) for disabled travellers visiting Madrid, Spain on their vacation. 0 comments

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

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

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

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 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

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

06/07/2016 New ‘Destinations for All’ Guide Published By VisitEngland

Hot on the heels of their Access for All project, co-funded by the European Commission, VisitEngland has launched a new guide. The invaluable guide will help destination managers in England tap into the accessible tourism market, worth £12bn. 1 comments

30/06/2016 World Tourism Day 2016 To Focus On Tourism for All - Promoting Universal Accessibility

27 September is World Tourism Day! Tourism for All! The UNWTO calls on tourism actors and stakeholders to spread the word of both the importance and immense benefits universal accessibility has and can bring to society at large. #tourism4all #WTD2016 0 comments

03/05/2016 Dr. Scott Rains Has Passed Away

It is with great sadness that we wish to inform colleagues from around the world that Dr. Scott Rains, San Jose, USA, passed away on Saturday 30th April. Scott had been struggling with a brain tumor since December 2014. He will be greatly missed, not only by his wife Patricia and family, but also by his "extended family" of accesssible tourism advocates and activists, to whom he gave so freely of his knowledge and wisdom. 2 comments

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