ENAT Members' Forum

On this page you can read items for discussion, submitted by ENAT Members.
As an ENAT Member you can start a Forum discussion, for example, if you want to:

  • share your opinion with others
  • ask ENAT Members to answer a question about some aspect of accessible tourism
  • publish an article you have written, and get feedback
  • tell about something you have experienced
  • present an idea or seek partners for a new project...

When you start a Forum you may also upload files that you may want to share (PDFs, WORD documents, images, etc.).

All Forum discussions can be read by the general public.

However, only ENAT Members can start a Forum discussion or add comments to Forum items.

Forum Items

  • On the Passing of Professor Stephen Hawking

    Professor Hawking has given thousands of ENAT members and friends the inspiration to travel the world, despite all odds. We are honoured to have had the opportunity to include him in our work; a remarkable man who demonstrated the power of diversity. (Photo) Ivor Ambrose signs the Book of Condolence at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where Professor Hawking was a Fellow for over half a century.

  • İzmir Metropolitan Municipality. Services of the Directorate of Disability Services

    İzmir Metropolitan Municipality provides its services within the perspective of inclusive democracy policies, family policies, health policies, education policies, transportation policies, employment policies based on human rights; as well as international agreements. This article gives an overview of the range of services provided for people with disabilities, including the Red Flag Award for accessible environments and transport services.

  • Universal Design hotel innovation

    I am looking for a hotel group that would innovate by introducing my concept of small hotel rooms accessible to all, even for wheelchair users. Hotel groups and cruise liners are resolutely focused on the customer experience. These groups offer a unique experience. But what makes an unforgettable holiday? The reception, architecture, decoration of the premises, comfort, accessibility, all the sensations generated by a set of details, even small, are participating in the subtle alchemy. Any sense of difficulty or stress felt by a customer may question it. 

  • Barrier-free Travel In German Theme Parks

    University student, Laura Zimmermann reviewed Theme Parks' websites and actual visits to examine their access provisions. This is a summary of her report, showing that park managers have some awareness of accessibility issues but there is still room for improvement.

  • What Do Tourism Infographics Tell You If You Can't See Them?

    Infographics are on an upward trend on TV and media, with bite-sized pieces of information on almost any topic being served with eye-catching illustrations, stats and diagrams.That's fine, unless your readers are visually impaired. Then they miss the whole message. Remember to provide alternative formats!

  • Assessing the market attractiveness and the development of the accessible tourism industry: a focus on major travel and leisure companies.

    This study examines the accessible tourism market potential, alongside the implications of operating in the accessible tourism market and an assessment of major travel and leisure company involvement. An analysis of the accessible tourism market value potential was conducted, and a sample of major travel and leisure companies were approached in order to identify a cohort of managers with whom interviews could be carried out. The research focused on providing a market value forecast using historic data from 2005 and extrapolating this to 2025. An examination of the reasons for and against major travel and leisure company involvement in the accessible tourism market was accompanied by an analysis of managerial perceptions. Sources for the market analysis confirmed the validity of the data and revealed a number of findings.

  • Europe - the Best Destination for Seniors. European Commission Initiative

    The European Commission - DG Enterprise and Industry (E/1 Tourism Policy), has established a “Seniors Initiative” Group of experts which will analyse requirements and promote the objective: “Europe, the best destination for seniors”. This follows the inaugural experts' meeting held in Brussels on 5 December 2013. ENAT Board Member, Ana Garcia outlines the issues and seeks input from ENAT members.

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