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

  • Handisport Foundation - Supporting Sport and Tourism for All in Mallorca

    The Fundación Handisport project was created in Mallorca thanks to the initiative of a group of people who wish to provide solutions to some of the problems involved in integrating people with disabilities into our society. This not-for-profit organisation, which will allocate 100% of its income to fulfilling Fundación Handisport's goals, has been created as the way to accomplish this initial generic objective. Read more...

  • Highlighting travel in Italy for wheelchair users, as told by John Sage

    John Sage travels Europe recording his first-hand impressions about access for wheelchair users carefully and systematically. Here we take a leaf from his book (blog) so that ENAT members and readers can have a taste of John's writing and observations.

  • Let's Make Europe an Accessible Tourist Destination for All!

    The European Disability Forum has launched its 2011 "Freedom of Movement" Campaign to promote the rights of disabled people in Europe to greater accessibility and equal rights, both as citizens and tourists, within the European Union. As an official supporter of the campaign, ENAT takes up the issue of improving access to tourism in this article by Managing Director, Ivor Ambrose.

  • A Turning Point in the Future of Accessible Travel - Commentary by Bill Forrester

    We are at a critical turning point in the future of Accessible Tourism. Over the past 20 years the advocacy concentration has been on breaking down the physical barriers that were preventing people with a disability the basic right of access to their favourite holiday destinations. 25 years ago Rick Hansen embarked on his now famous "Man in Motion" world tour and while that tour was highly successful in raising money its main purpose was to raise awareness of the capabilities of people with a disability if the physical barriers were removed. While there are still inaccessible washrooms in 34 countries access has improved to a point where today most people have almost unlimited options of accessible tourist destinations.

  • ENAT Position Paper on the European Tourism Policy Communication COM (2010) 352

    ENAT's position paper responds to the European Commission's general call for feedback on its tourism communication published in June 2010. ENAT's comments were delivered to the Commission's Tourism Unit on 14 January 2011. ENAT proposes to strengthen the EU Tourism Strategy by including targets and actions for accessible tourism, so enhancing the competitiveness of European tourism enterprises and making Europe an accessible destination for all visitors.

  • Accessibility of People with Disabilities to the Athenian Acropolis

    The Athenian Acropolis is 160 m. high and 2500 years old, yet it had remained inaccessible to people with various types of disabilities until the organization of the Paralympics Games 2004. A specially designed elevator, which was placed on the north slope of the Hill, covers a distance of 70 m. from the foot to the top of the site.

  • Give Your Feedback on the European Commission Disability Strategy 2010-2020

    On 15th November the EU Commission published its 10 year strategy to promote equal opportunities for people with disabilities. The strategy will provide a framework for action at European level. It aims to support EU countries’ policies and actions and pursues the overall goal of implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Will the strategy encourage the development of equal opportunities for participation in tourism and travel for persons with disabilities? Give us your feedback so ENAT can provide constructive criticism to the Commission on its policy initiative.

  • Give Your Feedback on the European Commission Tourism Policy Communication 2010

    EC Communication (COM2010/352final). Keeping Europe the world's top tourist destination is the objective of a Communication tabled by the European Commission on 30.06.2010. Will this policy document also deliver results for travellers with disabilities, seniors and other visitors who need inclusive, accessible tourism and travel possibilities in Europe?

  • "Australia Misses The Plane on Accessible Tourism" by Bill Forrester

    "While New Zealand holds its Inaugural Access Tourism Conference recognising the significance of the growing accessible tourism market, Australia needs to show some real leadership, or it runs the risk of being left standing on Tarmac", says Bill Forrester.

  • European River Cruising - Using the Rules of the High Seas to Avoid Accessibility

    We have spent a lot of time taking the airlines of the world to task over their apparent lack of respect for travellers with disabilities, but they are not the only travel related industry that is seemingly paying little regard to the sector. One of the fastest growing tourism activities is the European River Cruising phenomenon...

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