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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: Looking Forward to the Recovery of Tourism

image of two backpackers with arms raised facing sunny sky #Tourism4recoveryRome, 20 March 2021.

Dear Friends, Let me begin with a warm welcome to all the ENAT Members who have continued their membership or who have joined as new Associate Members under the fee-waiver scheme which we offered last year as away of off-setting the economic hardship brought by COVID-19...

Read the full text of the President's Message... (5 mins)

Featured

Are you an "Accessible Tourism Champion" in this time of COVID?

image of wheelchair user entering minivan via ramp with assistance

Photo: UNWTO.
3 January 2021. The UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and partners (Fundacion ONCE and ENAT), are asking administrations, destinations and companies, which have successfully incorporated accessibility in their COVID-19 mitigation measures, to share their stories through the questionnaire “Accessible Tourism Champions”.

Answer the UNWTO survey and share your story about combatting COVID while ensuring accessibility.

UNWTO and partners, will recognise the most outstanding and inspiring tourism providers by publishing their stories.
Go to this link: Access the survey

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

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News

New! 14/04/2021 UNWTO, ONCE Foundation and ENAT - Delivering Accessible Tourism for All

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will continue to build on its successful partnership with the Spanish ONCE Foundation and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT). The three parties have agreed to extend their partnership agreement for a further four years to ensure that their work to improve accessibility, in every part of the tourism value chain, continues during and beyond the pandemic.

17/03/2021 Europe’s travel & tourism sector welcomes Digital Green Certificate proposal and urges parallel effort on wider restart plan to maximise benefit

Over 60 travel and tourism organisations express their support for the European Commission’s initiative and call to ensure swift implementation in time for summer 2021.

08/03/2021 Tightened Travel Restrictions Underline Current Challenges for Tourism - UNWTO

Madrid, Spain 7 March 2021. One in three destinations worldwide are now completely closed to international tourism due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, according to the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

01/03/2021 #Tourism4Recovery: Travel and Tourism Stakeholders Urge Investment in Sustainable Tourism as Part of EU Recovery

Brussels, 1 March 2021. Over 60 European organisations call for tourism to be firmly anchored in EU national Recovery and Resilience plans. European Tourism Manifesto alliance presents list of reforms and investment ideas to support tourism and make EU economies more resilient. New #Tourism4Recovery campaign launched to support the call and showcase impact of investments in sustainable tourism.

25/02/2021 Europe’s Travel and Tourism Sector Calls on EU Governments to Chart Restart Plan in Time for Summer

Brussels, 24.2.2021. Over 60 travel and tourism organisations unveil concrete recommendations for re-opening travel & tourism in Europe, including creation of Commission-led Task Force to restore freedom of movement.

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Events

New! 19/04/2021 4th International Congress on Technology and Tourism for Diversity

15 to 19 November 2021. ONCE Foundation for cooperation and social inclusion of persons with disabilities in collaboration with the UNWTO and the European Network for Accessible Tourism, ENAT announce this online event. Submit your paper by 15th June 2021.

New! 25/03/2021 Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Conference in the Asia-Pacific (AITCAP)

Online conference, 4 to 27 May 2021. AITCAP is a unique opportunity to raise awareness on the importance of accessible & inclusive travel and showcase organisations championing change. Get to know this huge, fast-growing and underserved market.

10/03/2021 TravelAbility Summit - Four Half-Day Virtual Events for Professionals on Accessible Travel and Tourism

The TravelAbility Summit brings together innovators and travel industry professionals to learn from people with disabilities how to provide a better travel experience. Prepare your business for the 75 million baby boomers who make up a large part of the expanding accessible travel market.

03/03/2021 Online Open Workshop: Towards Common European Criteria on Accessibility of the Built Environment: Outcomes of Mandate M/420

Presentation of the new European Standard on Accessibility of the Built Environment. Link to video and download presentations.

08/12/2020 Marathon on Universal Accessibility, Interreligious Dialogue, Peace and Human Rights - Webinar in Italian

Date 10 December 2020. Starts: 11.00. Ends 19.30 hours. The participation to the streaming event is free and without the need to register in advance.

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.

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