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2nd ENAT International Congress on Tourism for All, 2009, Vienna, Austria. Call for Papers.


Austria Center, Vienna

30 September - 1 October 2009. Papers and Workshop contributions are invited for the 2nd ENAT International Congress 2009, “Trends and Prospects for Accessible Tourism”, at the Austria Center, Vienna.

The Congress will showcase the latest and most innovative contributions to Accessible Tourism for All from Europe and around the world.

ENAT particularly encourages accessible tourism destinations, suppliers, project teams and disability/consumer organisations to plan their dissemination and publicity activities to feature at this major European and International event. Public and private enterprises and NGOs from Central and Eastern European countries are especially welcome.

Call for Papers: Deadline 3rd April 2009.

The main theme of this year’s Congress is:

Looking to the future! - highlighting new trends and developments, weighing new challenges and prospects, exploring opportunities, and stimulating new efforts in accessible tourism for all.
  • Plenary Sessions on themes of major interest will involve invited presenters and expert panellists.
  • General Sessions on a range of topics will follow the format of presentations and discussion with the audience.
  • Workshops will allow one or more speakers to make an introduction to the topic, which is then discussed by the participants. A rapporteur will report the conclusions and/or recommendations in the plenary session.
Proposals for papers are invited for general sessions and workshops:
General Session Themes
GS1.     Networking - Sharing knowledge and stimulating innovation in accessible tourism
GS2.     Expectations and possibilities in standardisation and regulation for the
further development of accessible tourism
GS3.     Involvement of and cooperation with stakeholders in accessible tourism for all
Workshop Themes
WS1.    ICTs and www developments
WS2.    Tourism and Markets: Research and Development
WS3.    Vocational Education and Training
WS4.    Accessible Tourism in Central and eastern Europe
WS5.    Accessible destinations and offerings: Destination Management, Access Guides, Tourist Information Services, etc.


Submission of abstracts:  Friday 3 April,
Notification to authors:   Friday 8 May.
Submission of Full Papers:   Friday 2 September.
The Conference Fee will be waived for delegates whose papers are accepted.
For full details about abstract submissions, download and read the Call text in PDF format from the right-hand panel.
The Congress is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Family and Youth, which is responsible for strategic tourism policy in Austria. Event organisation is managed by the ENAT National Coordinator for Austria: IBFT - Infoplatform Accessible Tourism in Austria.

General Information

Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
Location: Vienna
Start Date: 30/09/2009
End Date: 01/10/2009


Source: ENAT


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