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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! 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

09/12/2015 Access City Award 2016 for Accessible-friendly Cities Goes to Milan!

On the occasion of the European Day for People with Disabilities, the European Commission is pleased to announce that Milan (Italy) is the winner of the 2016 Access City Award. 0 comments

07/12/2015 European Associations In Partnership To Improve Tourist Guiding to Visitors with Disabilities

ENAT, the European Network for Accessible Tourism and FEG, the European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations, have signed a Partnership Agreement, aiming to improve the skills of professional tourist guides, who guide visitors with disabilities. 0 comments

03/12/2015 European Commission Proposes To Make Products And Services More Accessible To Disabled Persons

3rd December 2015. The European Commission today proposed a European Accessibility Act, which will set common accessibility requirements for certain key products and services that will help people with disabilities at EU level to participate fully in society. 1 comments

26/11/2015 MapMyday - Get Out and Map Accessibility Wherever You Are on 3rd December

With the campaign “MapMyDay” the German NGO, Sozialhelden, and the World Health Organization (WHO) call upon people around the world to take part in a collective mapping event. Everyone can use Wheelmap to share their knowledge about the wheelchair accessibility of places in their daily lives. 0 comments

24/11/2015 Introducing AYDER, Alternative Life Association, Turkey

Alternative Life Association, a non-governmental organization that was established in and incorporated under the laws of Turkey, with the purpose of increasing awareness on the needs of socially and physically disadvantaged people, their integration into social life; and developing partnerships among disadvantaged groups and with the governments, local authorities and the private sector. AYDER is a signatory of the UN Global Compact and is committed to the realization of the Millenium Development Goals. 0 comments

20/09/2015 Awareness Building and Training: Key Factors to Promote and Strengthen Accessible Tourism in Spain

The headquarters of the Official College of Architects of Madrid (COAM), hosted this past Wednesday September 16th the Conference "Present and Future of Accessible Tourism in Spain" organized by the Spanish Network for Accessible Tourism (Red Estable), an association that brings together more than 100 entities and that acts as a focus for promoting and fostering the Accessible Tourism for everyone in Spain. 0 comments

01/09/2015 Scandic Hotels shortlisted for European Diversity Award 2015

Scandic Hotels, the largest hotel operator in the Nordic region, has been shortlisted for a European Diversity Award in the category “Diversity Team of the Year.” The award ceremony will be held in London on September 30, 2015. 1 comments

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