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ACCESS-SWEDEN and ENAT International Conference: Accessible Tourism in Theory and Practice


Stockholm view 7 November 2008, Stockholm.  ACCESS-SWEDEN, in association with ENAT, warmly welcomes you to a one-day international conference where the spotlight will be on new market research results and practical measures to promote accessible tourism in towns  and cities, venues and attractions.

Accessible tourism is an obvious market opportunity. By now it is well known that improving accessibility is one of the most important ways for tourism businesses to make themselves competitive in the future tourism market. As the proportion of older citizens in our populations grows, so do the number of people with special needs; and as tourists they have the same right as others to expect a high level of service, comfort and accessibility.

The conference programme includes speakers from Sweden and abroad. Dr. Peter Neumann, University of Munster, Germany, will present his recent study which reveals important information concerning the results for the German tourism trade after investments in accessible tourism.

Mr.Francesc Aragall, President of Design for All Foundation will present the scheme, “Flag of Towns and Cities for All”, which offers local governments the opportunity to join a growing network of European towns and cities that have committed themselves to improve their public spaces, facilities, transport and buildings and services, so improving the quality of life for their citizens and visitors. The first Swedish town that will obtain the flag will be presented in the conference.

Access to public transport will also be in focus, with the latest findings from the European research project, "PTaccess", and a presentation by the Head of Passenger Services at Stockholm's Arlanda International Airport on recent measures to improve service for passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility.

The conference takes place at the Royal Institute of Technology, Teknikringen 56, Stockholm, Auditorium: K 1 from 10:00 to 18:00 hours.

There is a registration fee of EURO 150.  (Reduced fee: EURO 120 for ENAT members from outside Sweden). Participants must register by 17 October. 

Download the following documents from the right-hand panel:

  • Conference Invitation and Registration Form
  • Programme 

Conference presentations:

  • Slide presentation by ENAT President, Lilian Müller