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03/09/2016 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. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

24/02/2016 Accessible Tourism: Impact to the Local Economy of Promoting Northern Ireland as an Accessible Destination

A study report by Gavin Toal and Michael Holden, Developing Business Managers Programme, Ulster University, 2016. Accessible Tourism is a relatively new phenomenon within the tourism market as a whole. This study looks at evidence to see if Northern Ireland can benefit economically by promoting itself as an accessible destination. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

18/02/2016 NTO Learning Group - A New ENAT Forum for National and Regional Tourist Boards

A new ENAT Forum for National and Regional Tourist Boards, sharing experiences, tools and methods. With a focus on how to develop and implement accessible tourism policies and strategies, at country, regional and destination levels. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

08/03/2015 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! Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

09/02/2015 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. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

15/12/2014 Accessible Self-Catering Cottages - Cost-effective Alternative to Traditional Respite or Short Breaks

A break by the sea with access for all. A break at Homelands, Fife, Scotland is cost efficient, meeting the needs of the carer and the cared for person. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

08/04/2014 Accessible Tourism in Bavaria. Research Survey for Visitors with Disabilities

M name is Maria Arnaldos and I study tourism managment in Murcia (Spain). I'm working on my final project which is about "Accessible tourism in Bavaria" (Germany). I would be very glad if you could help me with the survey that I need for the data. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

25/01/2014 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. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

05/09/2013 European Commission Proposal for Revision of Air Passenger Rights Regulations, 13 March 2013

The European Commission proposed on 13 March 2013 a revision of the air passenger rights regulations 261/2004 and 2027/97. The proposal and explanatory notes can be downloaded from this page. The proposal is currently (September 2013) being discussed by the European Parliament and by the Council. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

09/06/2013 Candidacy for ENAT President, 2013. Anna Grazia Laura, Italy

ENAT Board Member, Anna Grazia Laura, announces her candidacy for ENAT President. The new President wil be appointed at the ENAT Annual General Assembly on 25th June 2013 in Ávila, Spain. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

27/05/2013 An Open Letter from Turkey

...Even if my country could not yet be accessible everywhere, you have to know that just with a small smile you will have total accessibility to my country's peoples' minds. Before we become all alike throughout the world, before we loose all our traditions and customs, before the smell of fruits and flowers are lost, before nature and tissue gets spoiled.... I already welcome you to Turkey !! Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose

11/02/2013 How Has and How Will the Expanding Market of Mature Travellers Impact Hotel Design?

'Accessible Hotel Design' study by Grant Thornton for The Mayor of London, March 2010, confirms that 'The spending power of those over 50 and over 65 is also higher than average. Over fifties hold 60 per cent of the UK's savings, represent about 80 per cent of the UK's disposable wealth and are responsible for 40 per cent of the consumer demand in the UK. Consumer spending among the UK's 50-to-69-year-olds currently runs at £300 billion a year, and this group buy more designer fashion, premium cars, and other expensive goods than any other group.' Submitted by: Ardet Nicholao