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Accessible Tourism - an Opportunity for Businesses and Destinations, Conference


Turismo do Centro logo2 March 2017, Coimbra, Portugal. A conference organised by Turismo do Centro de Portugal, with the support of the BRENDAIT project partners, invites tourism professionals to discover how to improve the product and reap the rewards of the accessible tourism market.

Creating products and tourism offers adapted to all visitors leads to a more complete, accessible and inclusive tourist destination, with sustainable growth.

The team of the BRENDAIT Project, made up of Turismo do Centro de Portugal, the Hotel Association of Portugal, the Estoril School of Hospitality and Tourism, the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT) and the company PERFIL, developed a methodology to create a network of accessible tourist services in the Central Region of Portugal.

On 2nd March, in the auditorium of the Coordination Commission of the Central Region, the results obtained and good practices will be revealed.
At the event, ENAT will also present the new Portuguese “Accessible Tourism Destination Handbook”, a guideline for destinations, commissioned by Turismo de Portugal.
International speakers will complete the line-up, demonstrating how accessibility in tourism is giving good returns on investments and showing examples of successful tourism products and services for this growing market.
The conference is organised by Turismo do Centro de Portugal, with the support of BRENDAIT project partners.
We especially welcome colleagues in the tourism sector, from businesses, attractions, municipalities, NGOs and educational institutions to this high profile event.     
Entrance is free of charge.  

Venue: Rua Bernardim Ribeiro, 80.   3000-069 Coimbra, Portugal

Languages: Portuguese and English


14h30 | Opening
The Central Region and Accessible, Inclusive Tourism

15h15 | BRENDAIT Project: For Accessible and Inclusive Tourism
Presentation of the results and comments by members of the Consortium

4:45 pm | Accessible and Inclusive Tourism: Good International Practices
Magnus Berglund, Scandic Hotels
Ivor Ambrose, Managing Director and Katerina Papamichail, ENAT (European Network for Accessible Tourism non-profit association)
Luk Zelderloo, Secretary General EASPD (The European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities)

18h00 | Closing

Download the ENAT presentation by Ivor Ambrose from the left-hand panel (PDF format)



General Information

Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
Location: CCDRC, Coimbra, Portugal
Start Date: 02/03/2017
End Date: 02/03/2017




Accessibility auditing | Accessibility information, access guides | Accommodation services | Adventure | Age-related issues, (seniors) | Airlines and air transport | Ancient monuments | Archaeology | Architecture, design and planning | Assistive Technologies | Attractions | Beaches | Buildings and facilities design, maintenance | Bus and coach transport, touring | Caf├ęs, restaurants, bars and pubs | Customer relations | Design Guidelines, Design-for-All | Disability, disabilities, technical aids | Education, training | Employment, working conditions | Golf | Health, therapy, wellness | Hospitality | Hotel management, hotel business | Information and Communication Technologies | Location-based services | Management of tourist venues and attractions | Marinas and ports services | Medical and nursing care, treatment | Museums and galleries | Performing arts | Policy, legislation | Publishing | Retail | Safety and security issues | Shopping | Staff training | Standards | Suppliers of equipment | Theme parks, leisure parks and water parks | Therapy, wellness | Tourist information services | Transport services | Visual arts | Walking and hiking | Young childrens' and families' holidays and services | Youth tourism