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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, October 2019

Photo of Anna Grazia Laura, ENAT President

Rome, 17 October 2019.

Dear Friends, At the end of our Summer holidays (in the northern hemisphere), it is normally the right time to make plans for the future, either on a short or long term perspective. We have defined the guidelines for ENAT’s 5-year work programme...

Read the full text of the President's Message... (4 mins)

Featured video by ENAT Members, Martin Sibley and Catalunya Tourisme Accessible (2:52 minutes).
"My accessible adventures in Catalonia" (with subtitles and sign language)

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

New! 03/11/2019 Open Letter to New European Commission President on Need for Robust, Sustainable Tourism Policies

50 European tourism stakeholders and 15 Members of the European Parliament appeal to the EU Commission President-elect Mrs. Von der Leyen for greater recognition of tourism in the new EU Commission and the creation of a Commission portfolio on “Transport and Tourism”.

New! 28/10/2019 Shortlisted Candidates Announced for 10th Edition of EU Access City Awards

On 29 November 2019, the European Commission will announce the winners of the 10th Access City Award edition (1st, 2nd, and 3rd places) at a ceremony closing the European Day of Persons with Disabilities’ conference (28-29 November) in Brussels. A financial prize will be given to the winning cities for the first time in the Award's history, to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

New! 26/10/2019 Turkey's First Sea Elevator For Bathers With Disabilities Opens At Rainbow Beach, Alanya

Alanya, Turkey. An autonomous lift or "sea elevator", which allows persons with disabilities to enter the sea without having to receive support from anyone, has been successfully installed for the first time in Turkey.

15/09/2019 San Sebastian Wins UNWTO Award For Sustainability & Governance While Portugal Named Most Accessible Destination

St Petersburg, Russian Federation, 10 September 2019 – The Spanish city of San Sebastian was awarded the 2019 World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) prize for Public Policy and Governance at a ceremony attended by leaders of the global tourism sector.

14/09/2019 Eyemmersive™ - A Digital Market Place for Immersive Tourism. Please answer the survey.

Sunderland, 14 September 2019. How might Virtual Reality (VR) contribute to tourism and travel? As a part of Eyemmersive™ development, IT company Kerckhoffs (UK) is conducting market research on the potential of VR in the tourism sector. You are invited to take the survey.

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Events

New! 19/11/2019 Rehabilitation International World Congress 2020

8 to 10 September 2020, Aarhus, Denmark. The Rehabilitation International World Congress 2020 will focus on MOVING SOCIETIES. To develop your ideas or get further information please contact: worldcongress@riworldcongress2020.com

New! 01/11/2019 Dubai Accessible Tourism International Summit and Expo

5 to 7 November 2019, Dubai, UAE. For the first time in Dubai, an International Summit on Accessible Tourism and Expo is organised, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group.

21/10/2019 III International Congress on Technology and Tourism for All, Málaga, Spain

23 to 25 October 2019. Fundación ONCE is pleased to announce the III International Congress Technology and Tourism for All taking place in Málaga, Spain, showing what technology, smart tourist destinations, accessible products and services can do for all people.

19/10/2019 Invitation to Accessible Tourism Training Conference – EU Erasmus+ Project TAD Multiplier Event

Brussels, 13 November 2019. ENAT will present the TAD project results, give the floor to training providers and tourism entrepreneurs and provide participants with networking opportunities to share their experience and stimulate new cooperation.

29/09/2019 Accessible Tourism. An Invitation To The Cypriot Economy

3 October 2019, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol. Co-organised by Cyprus University of Technology and the Cyprus Paraplegics Organisation, under the auspices of the Deputy Minister of Tourism, this evening event will examine accessible tourism trends, challenges and opportunities for the Cypriot tourism sector.

10/09/2019 Annual Meeting of EU Accessible Cities (Access City Award Network), Breda, The Netherlands

20 September 2018, Breda, The Netherlands. Representatives from winning cities of the Access City Award (ACA) are meeting on 20 September in Breda, Netherlands to exchange best practices and provide mutual inspiration on accessible tourism. By invitation only.

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