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26/07/2016 “Tourism for All - Promoting Universal Accessibility” Good Practices in the Accessible Tourism Supply Chain

To mark the theme of the World Tourism Day 2016, this booklet presents six selected case studies illustrating some of the key parts of the Accessible Tourism supply chain.  

20/04/2015 Final Report. EU Study: Mapping and Performance Check of the Supply of Accessible Tourism Services in Europe

This is the Final Report of a wide-ranging study of accessible tourism supply commissioned by the EC Tourism Unit. The study included: visitor and supplier surveys, national legislation review, expert reviews, Web-based research and analysis of accessibility information, transport, infrastructure/facilities and services. Fifteen case studies of accessible tourism destinations were carried out, identifying good practices in business and destination development.  

19/04/2015 EU Study: Mapping the Supply and Performance of Accessible Tourism Services in Europe. Fifteen Case Studies

These 15 Case Studies of Accessible Tourism Destinations were commissioned in 2013 by the European Commission as part of the research tender awarded to EWORX S.A., ENAT and VVA, examining the supply side of accessible tourism in Europe.  

26/10/2014 A World for Everyone. Declaration from the World Summit Destinations for All Montreal, 2014

Official version of the Declaration adopted by participants at the Destinations for All 2014 World Summit, held in Montreal Canada, 19 to 23 October 2014.  

09/06/2014 Mind the Accessibility Gap, 2014, Brussels - Conference Presentations

On 6 June 2014 the European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry, Tourism and Cultural Instruments Unit held a conference for tourism stakeholders where the results of three specially commissioned studies on Tourism Accessibility in Europe were presented and discussed by a distinguished panel of tourism practitioners and stakeholders. Speakers' presentations are available for download on this page in PDF format.  

08/12/2013 MENA-ENAT (Euro-Arab) Accessible Tourism for All Forum & Expo, Aqaba, Jordan 11-13 December 2013

Forum & Expo webpage with Participants' Biographies, Programme and Other Details.  

02/12/2009 Accessible Tourism. Good Practice Guide, Catalonia

This Guide presents a selection of 19 destinations which offer a full range of adapted tourist resources so that everyone has the chance to enjoy Catalonia's important cultural heritage, its impressive landscapes, its rich gastronomy, and even sporting activities.  

21/10/2009 Study on the Competitiveness of the EU Tourism Industry - with specific focus on the accommodation and tour operator & travel agent industries

The Study on the Competitiveness of the EU tourism industry - with specific focus on the accommodation and tour operator & travel agent industries - was commissioned by the Commission and run by Ecorys. Disclaimer : The views and propositions expressed in the study are those of the experts and do not necessarily represent any official view of the European Commission or any other organisations mentioned in the Report.  

08/09/2009 Council of Europe Disability Action Plan, 2006-2015. Recommendation Rec(2006)5.

Council of Europe Action Plan to promote the rights and full participation of people with disabilities in society: improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in Europe, 2006-2015.  

07/07/2009 Accessibility: Understanding, Progress and Opportunities

The UK's Disability Discrimination Act has been in force since 1995, with enforcement measures fully implemented since 2004. This article looks at where we are now as a country offering accessible tourism, what more needs to be done and the opportunities that exist, especially in view of hosting the Olympics and Paralympics in 2012. It also outlines the role of a new project – Open Britain – being launched in July 2009 by Tourism for All UK and disability charity RADAR.  

07/07/2009 Tourism Review Magazine, Ethical Review. Get Out of the Way, Seniors Are Coming!

The Senior Travel Market is quickly expanding. This issue of the Tourism Review Magazine brings four articles which illustrate the increasing importance of the senior segment in tourism, both in Europe and around the world. Seniors will be the demographic discovery of this decade: they are abundant in number and their life styles are remarkably different from those of previous generations.  

27/06/2009 Protecting Children and Youths in Water Recreation: Safety Guidelines for Service Providers

It is estimated that each year 50,000 Europeans in the EU 27 are injured whilst taking part in water sports or boating activities. Drowning is the second leading cause of death in young people, from infancy to 18 years of age.  

21/06/2009 Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds (The Green Guide)

5th Edition, published 2008 by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on behalf of the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, United Kingdom. It is the distillation of many years of research and experience of the safety management and design of sports grounds. The Guide has no statutory force but many of its recommendations will be made statutory at individual grounds by their inclusion in safety certificates issued under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 or the Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act 1987.  

06/05/2009 Report: Acting Locally for a Society for All

This is the Report of the European Day of People with Disabilities 2008. It includes summaries of the speeches and discussions at the two-day conferece held in Brussels on 1st and 2nd in December 2008. In this wide-ranging conference, Mr. Ivor Ambrose, Managing Director ENAT, gave a presentation about Accessible Tourism in the third session (Day 2).  

07/04/2009 Survey on the Attitudes of Europeans Towards Tourism. Analytical Report

This Flash Eurobarometer survey (Flash Eurobarometer 258 on the “Survey on the attitudes of Europeans towards tourism”) was conducted at the request of Directorate General Enterprise and Industry to collect citizens' ‟...views, details of holidays and travel in 2007 and 2008 and their plans regarding holidays in 2009." The report includes the average results for the EU and highlights variances in responses based on the interviewees' country of residence, their socio-demographic background and fundamental attitudes towards holidays and travel. It also examined how EU citizens chose a holiday destination. Tourism accessibility issues are not considered in the survey but some data on older people's responses are included.  

04/04/2009 Athens 4 Kids 2008/09 (First edition)

Athens 4 Kids is a comprehensive, simple to use guidebook full of inspired, fun and entertaining ideas for children of all ages. Hundreds of top attractions are listed in an easy-to-use format, ranging from Fun Fairs to Zoos, Museums, Caves, Beaches, Walks, Picnics and much, much more! Written by parents for parents, Athens 4 Kids features over 215 of the very best venues in Athens, so grab your kids and have fun.  

11/12/2008 Accessible Tourism Research Snapshot

This document profiles key Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre (STCRC) research into disability and accessible tourism perspectives and issues, an important and growing component of the Australian tourism landscape. The publication, available only in PDF format and free of charge, has been developed with the visitor, service provider, planning agency and industry operator in mind, bringing together summaries, statistics, key findings and recommendations in an easily accessible format.  

27/11/2008 Design for All India Newsletter, November 2008. Special Issue on Inclusive Tourism

This edition of the Design for All India Newsletter brings together, for the first time, a range of articles about inclusive, accessible tourism in India. The guest editor is Dr. Scott Rains, who travelled to India in 2008, meeting and working with tourism industry representatives, destination managers and disability groups. Authors of the invited articles include travel agents, travellers, product designers, teachers and planners.  

09/05/2008 ENAT Study Report No. 3. Towards 2010: Disability Policy Challenges and Actions for the European Tourism Sector

The title of this report refers to 2010, the year which was set as the end-point of the European Disability Action Plan. The plan was launched in 2003, to combat discrimination and improve the participation of disabled citizens in European society. The report examines European tourism policy developments over the past two decades and argues that new policies are needed to make tourism accessible for all on a much wider scale. This is due to three critical factors: global competition, demographic ageing - with more older and disabled citizens wanting to travel, and the strengthening of disability rights, which will bring increased demand for accessible tourism services. The report presents new policy objectives and targets, and a 'Road Map' for how accessible tourism policies might be implemented across Europe in the years ahead.  

23/04/2008 ENAT Study Report No. 2. Services and Facilities for Accessible Tourism in Europe

As part of the two year ENAT work programme 2006 – 2007, a study of services and facilities for accessible tourism in Europe was conducted by Toegankelijkheidsbureau (Belgium). This report presents definitions of accessible tourism, the target public and their specific needs, leading to an overview of services and facilities that tourism providers can adopt to improve accessibility.  

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