ATHENA project shared experience on accessible tourism in Vienna

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Two representatives from the ATHENA project participated and shared experience at the 2nd ENAT Congress.

ATHENA project logoCzech project on accessible tourism – ATHENA played a significant part in the 2nd ENAT Congress „Trends and Prospects for Accessible Tourism“ in Vienna.

With two participants representing different sectors and countries, the ATHENA project was presented as a good example advanced conception of accessible tourism support.

ATHENA representatives had been entrusted by the Congress organisers to lead the workshop focussing on conditions of accessible tourism in the Central and Eastern Europe region.  "We can say that it was success for our project. Not only did it gain the respect of workshop participants but it was also emphasised by ENAT managing director, Mr. Ivor Ambrose in plenary session“, Ilona Ostruszková, project transnational cooperation manager said.

The need to adapt transport and tourism services in order to include all in tourism was the key topic. Also the concept of "tourism for all" marketing and promotion was seen by congress participants as the subject of change – it is not enough for diverse customers to know what can they see or where can they go at the destination but also they should be given information what can they taste or touch.

“It was a good opportunity to identify new trends for accessible tourism in Europe. It is very important for us and our project to learn from the experiences of other countries” said Jana Szczuková, another congress participant from ATHENA team.

You can find more information about project ATHENA on website: www.project-athena.cz (English version is coming soon).

Download the Powerpoint presentation: "Accessible Tourism in the Czech Republic" from the right-hand panel.