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Invitation to Accessible Tourism Training Conference – EU Erasmus+ Project TAD Multiplier Event


Group photo of hospitality students Date: Wednesday 13 November 2019
Venue: VisitFlanders.
Rue du Marché aux Herbes 61, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Time: 10h00 to 13h15 + light lunch (ending at 14.00)


Main topics:  

  • Skills requirements for accessible tourism service providers and destinations 
  • Vocational Education and Training for the Tourism Sector
  • The TAD project: training programme and supporting tools (e-learning)
  • Benefits for Belgian tourism sector and the EU

Multiplier Event

The Accessible Tourism Training Multiplier Event, organized by ENAT, with the kind support of VisitFlanders and VisitBrussels, will present the TAD project outcomes, give the floor to training providers and tourism entrepreneurs, and provide participants with networking opportunities to share their experience and stimulate new cooperation.

The event will also be an interesting occasion for students and practitioners to become familiar with accessible tourism, its aims and some of the best practices in Belgium and elsewhere in Europe.

The event will be followed by a light "networking" lunch, offered by the TAD project.

The main language of the event will be English. On request, French simultaneous translation will be available.

TAD - The Ability Advisor

The Erasmus+ funded European project TAD - The Ability Advisor  is the latest in a number of projects carried out by ENAT and its partners, providing training content on accessible tourism for vocational training and university students, small and medium enterprises and also trainers and teachers of tourism management and hospitality courses.

Our aim is to integrate this content into the training modules of courses offered by VET (Vocational and Educational Training) organisations and all learning providers who can reach tourism students, workers and entrepreneurs.


Accessible Tourism is a precondition for tourism offers that aim for quality and sustainability. While many destinations have started planning for more inclusive offers that cater for visitors with a wide range of access requirements, there is still a long way to go before we can say that a majority are truly “access-ready”.

There is a general lack of knowledge and skills among managers and staff regarding accessibility, which is holding back the industry and leaving visitors with less choice and poorer service.

EU studies have identified the need for training and introducing new skill sets to meet the growing demand for good access, as the travelling population becomes older.

Registration is Free - but obligatory!

We invite:

  • Trainers and Educators in the VET sector, academic staff, researchers
  • Students and Trainees in the hospitality sector
  • Small and medium-sized tourism enterprise owners and managers
  • Public sector tourism agencies and organizations at national, regional and city/local levels
  • Representatives from associations of people with disabilities and other advocacy groups
  • EU and international institutions and associations related to the tourism sector
  • Politicians and decision makers at local, regional, national and EU level  
  • Brussels Greeters

Download the Presentations 

Speakers' presentations can be downloaded in PDF format from the right-hand panel. 

Download the Programme from the right-hand panel in PDF format (English).

Download the invitation from the right-hand panel in PDF format (English and French)

For enquiries, please contact: Mr. Emiliano Deferrari.


ERASMUS+ Disclaimer: "This communication reflects the views only of the authors, and the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein."

General Information

Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Start Date: 13/11/2019
End Date: 13/11/2019


Accessibility auditing | Accessibility information, access guides | Accommodation services | Age-related issues, (seniors) | Airlines and air transport | Architecture, design and planning | Assistive Technologies | Buildings and facilities design, maintenance | Cafés, restaurants, bars and pubs | Customer relations | Design Guidelines, Design-for-All | Disability, disabilities, technical aids | Education, training | Employment, working conditions | Festivals - music, dance | Food and drink | Heritage | Hospitality | Hotel management, hotel business | Information and Communication Technologies | Languages | Location-based services | Management of tourist venues and attractions | Policy, legislation | Safety and security issues | Social tourism | Special services for disabled visitors | Staff training | Standards | Tourist information services | Transport services | Travel agents | Travel services | Young childrens' and families' holidays and services | Youth tourism