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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.  

09/03/2016 Accessible Tourism for All: An Opportunity within Our Reach

This 19-page brochure features the major highlights of the Manual on Accessible Tourism for All, produced with the ONCE Foundation and ENAT.  

04/11/2015 Journal of Tourism Futures Vol 1, no. 3. Special Issue on the Future of Accessible Tourism

For those with an interest in accessible travel, Elina Michopoulou, Simon Darcy, Dimitrios Buhalis and Ivor Ambrose (ENAT) have edited a special issue of this new journal. We have organised free access to the Special Issue on the Future of Accessible Tourism, available in HTML and PDF formats.  

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.  

10/12/2014 San Marino Declaration on Accessible Tourism

The Declaration which resulted from the 1st UNWTO Conference on Accessible Tourism in Europe, held on 19-20 November 2014 in the Republic of San Marino, can be read and downloaded here in English, French and Spanish.  

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.  

09/11/2013 Accessible Routes in Historical Cities: Best Practice Guide

A best practice guide for the planning, design, implementation and marketing of accessible routes in historical urban environments.  

19/02/2012 Access - Improving the Accessibility of Historic Buildings and Places

The purpose of this guidance is to advise those who own, manage or care for buildings and places of architectural heritage significance on the options available to them to improve accessibility. It also provides guidance and information for anyone with an interest or involvement in issues surrounding the accessibility of historic buildings and places.  

01/11/2011 Guidelines to ensure accessibility to museums and exhibitions for the blind and partially sighted

A visit to a museum, whether of art, local history or technology, is just as worthwhile for the blind and partially sighted as it is for visitors without visual impairments. In order to make it easier for the blind and partially sighted to visit museums and exhibitions autonomously, the Coordination Unit on Tourism of the German Federation of the Blind and Partially Sighted (Reg. Ass.) took the public discussion on this topic into consideration and then proceeded to make the following recommendations at its annual conference in Essen in 2010.  

30/12/2009 The Semiotics of Accessibility and the Cultural Construction of Disability

This paper draws on the observations of an international college student with an upper socio-economic background from Kenya who, prior to graduate work in the United States, had almost no contact with people with physical disabilities. The paper explores the construction of accessibility and disability on a college campus as viewed from a semiotic perspective through a research project that was conducted with a student with physical disabilities who used a motorized wheel chair. The paper contrasts an initial reaction to the freedom of accessibility the person with disability appears to have in the United States with the reality of a case study of a wheel-chair confined student. The commentary considers how signs of accessibility (such as the ramp sign) operate at three levels: (1) the iconic (signifying access or a way in/out); (2) indexical (as a marker of a society accessible by all citizens, even those with disabilities); and (3) symbolic (as a representation of freedom of movement, convenience, and inclusion). At this third symbolic level, the paper suggests that the ramp, when inconveniently though legally located, represents confinement, inconvenience, restriction of freedom, and a sense of censored access. The paper also examines ways that a person can be "dis-abled" by a culture through denial of a person's abilities or "enabled" and empowered.  

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.  

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.  

25/05/2008 Disability Directory for Museums and Galleries (UK)

The Disability Directory is intended as guidance for all museums and galleries in improving their services to disabled people. With the wider implementation of the Disability Discrimination Act a legal duty is added to the obligation that in any case exists for all museums and galleries to have appropriate policies and plans in place to ensure access to their collections and services for all.  

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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