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Welcome

Welcome to the Website of ENAT - the European Network for Accessible Tourism.

ENAT is a non-profit association for organisations that aim to be 'frontrunners' in the study, promotion and practice of accessible tourism. You may be an expert or new to the area - in either case you are welcome!

By leveraging the knowledge and experience of the network, our members are improving the accessibility of tourist information, transport, infrastructure, design and service for visitors with all kinds of access needs, providing models of excellence in accessible tourism for the whole of the tourism industry.

President's Message, July 2020

close-up photo of seagulls against a blue skyRome, 31 July 2020.

Dear Friends, At the end of June, for the first time in 12 years, we held our Annual General Assembly (AGA) online. We were all still haunted by the COVID 19 and the safety rules of many countries did not allow us to travel and to meet, as usual, in Brussels...

Read the full text of the President's Message... (3 mins)

Featured PODCAST with ENAT Member, Laurent Roffé of TAPOOZ Travel (52 minutes).
Image of Laurent RoffĂ©, TAPOOZ TravelListen to this Podcast by No Barriers (USA), in conversation with ENAT member, Laurent Roffé on how he and his wife, Aïcha Nyström, developed their interest in accessible travel that became a travel company, TAPOOZ Travel, offering accessible trips for hundreds of clients, from individuals and families to small group travel.

Go to No Barriers Laurent Roffé podcast.

Read the No Barriers Transcript.

View the No Barriers podcast at the ENAT Forum page.

Join ENAT

ENAT Members can be found in more than 30 countries and 5 continents. Development activities are strong on many fronts such as destination management, marketing, transport, tour operations, education, training, standards and services. By joining ENAT, organisations can be assured of keeping up-to-date with the latest developments and helping to shape the future of accessible tourism in Europe and around the world. Investment in accessible tourism measures can bring high returns, also when the market in general is weakening.

If you are working in accessible tourism or want to be part of it, we warmly invite you to join ENAT. 

Read: Your path to success! 10 great reasons to join ENAT.

News

21/10/2020 Join us at the 2nd TUR4all (Online) Congress: Accessibility in Intelligent Tourist Destinations

Projects from sixteen countries on three continents are included in the PREDIF online webinars series on accessible tourism this November. Register now!

16/09/2020 IAAP Launches Accessible Built Environments Initiative

The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), a division of the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict) will be conducting pilot exams starting this September for Certified Professional in Accessible Built Environments (CPABE).

11/09/2020 European travel and tourism sector urges EU governments to agree on harmonised travel restrictions as it struggles to survive the current crisis

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance, the voice of the European travel and tourism sector, calls on Member States to urgently agree on harmonised travel restrictions and ensure swift implementation to help the sector survive this unprecedented crisis.

05/08/2020 Apply for the EU Access City Award 2021

Applications for the 11th Access City Award competition are now open. EU cities have until 9 September 2020 to apply.

05/08/2020 Lebanon in Crisis - ENAT Message of Support

5 August 2020. ENAT has had the pleasure of partnering with the Lebanese Union for People with Physical Disabilities to support the development of accessible tourism in Lebanon through the development of accessibility guidelines, on-site assessments at tourist sites and policy work. At this very painful and anxious moment, with multiple crises overwhelming the country, we send our best wishes to all at LUPD and to the Lebanese people.

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Events

New! 25/11/2020 Handiscover. Join our upcoming webinar - Accessibility: Cost or Revenue?

Thursday 3rd December, Webinar. Join Handiscover and Altitude Meetings for an exclusive webinar, Accessibility: Cost or Revenue?, on December 3rd, UN's International International Day of Disabled Persons.

New! 24/11/2020 Training and Research for Accessible Tourism Development. Organised by Belarusian State University (Webinar)

26 November 2020, Webinar. ENAT together with Accessible Portugal and Belarusian State University invites you to a webinar with translation between English and Belarusian, from 14.00 to 16.00 (Europe/Minsk, UTC+3 (GMT+3)).

22/10/2020 1st International Workshop on Cultural Tourism: Discovery Europe

Workshop 4 - This webinar will be online via ZOOM on the 4th of November 2020. Registration is mandatory for all, free participation.

25/09/2020 European Tourism Convention 2020

12 October 2020, Online. The European Commission is organising the European Tourism Convention to launch a dialogue on sustainable recovery and the strategic orientations for the tourism of tomorrow. Recordings available online.

22/09/2020 AgriTravel and Slow Travel Virtual Expo Event. Mobility and Accessibility

Webinar: Thursday 24 September 2020 @ 09.30 to 11.30 CEST. Mobility and Accessibility

25/08/2020 Presentation of Accessible, Interreligious and Intercultural Signage of the Tourism4All project

Thursday 27 August 2020, Petacciato Marina (CB), Italy. Presentation of 3 tactile maps and other universally designed tourist signs to be installed in the Municipalities of Petacciato, Campomarino and Montenero di Bisaccia with tourist information in Italian, English, Arbereshe, Hebrew, Arabic and Braille.

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