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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

25/04/2017 Products and services to be made more accessible for disabled persons in the EU

Brussels, 25 April 2017. Key products and services, like phones, e-book readers, operating systems and payment terminals, will have to be made more accessible to people with disabilities, under draft EU rules amended in committee today. 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

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

30/03/2016 Accessible Travel Week + 5 Top Tips For Planning an Accessible Holiday of a Lifetime

Welcome to Accessible Travel Week a new yearly educational campaign to help spark the debate about the difficulties of accessible travel. Using fun & educational videos and guides Martyn will reveal his best strategies for overcoming the many hurdles to accessible travel so other disabled people can enjoy life-changing adventures too. 0 comments

17/03/2016 Azores for All 2016 Packages Now Available

Cresaçor, through the AZORES FOR ALL brand, is pioneer in the promotion of the Social and Inclusive Tourism in the Archipelago of the Azores. Download the 2016 brochure from our website. 0 comments

17/03/2016 ELEVATOR project commences its review of training tools in acccessible tourism for SMEs

The Erasmus+ "ELEVATOR" project begins its work by reviewing the variety of tools and methods used for training tourism SME managers and staff in disability awareness, accesible tourism business development and customer service. 0 comments

04/03/2016 Accessible Tourism for All: Creating an Accessible Tourism Environment in Malta

3 March 2016. This morning the Minister for Tourism Dr Edward Zammit Lewis and the Parliamentary Secretary for Rights of Persons with Disability and Active Ageing Dr Justyne Caruana, addressed a business breakfast entitled Accessible Tourism for All. 0 comments

31/01/2016 Enhancing Tourism in Egypt by Reaching Persons with Disabilities. Competition on Accessible Tourism, 2016

Hotels and tourism service providers in Egypt are invited to apply for the first ever "Tourism for All" awards, with the chance of winning a Study Tour to Europe and ENAT Memberships. 0 comments

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