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Welcome

Welcome to the Website of ENAT - the European Network for Accessible Tourism.

ENAT is a non-profit association for organisations that aim to be 'frontrunners' in the study, promotion and practice of accessible tourism. You may be an expert or new to the area - in either case you are welcome!

By leveraging the knowledge and experience of the network, our members are improving the accessibility of tourist information, transport, infrastructure, design and service for visitors with all kinds of access needs, providing models of excellence in accessible tourism for the whole of the tourism industry.

President's Message: Looking Forward to the Recovery of Tourism

image of two backpackers with arms raised facing sunny sky #Tourism4recoveryRome, 20 March 2021.

Dear Friends, Let me begin with a warm welcome to all the ENAT Members who have continued their membership or who have joined as new Associate Members under the fee-waiver scheme which we offered last year as away of off-setting the economic hardship brought by COVID-19...

Read the full text of the President's Message... (5 mins)

Features

Watch on YouTube: Accessible Tourism Cover Designs. An appreciation by ENAT's Ivor Ambrose

The list of cover designs is available at this ENAT Forums Page

Are you an "Accessible Tourism Champion" in this time of COVID?

image of wheelchair user entering minivan via ramp with assistance

Photo: UNWTO.
3 January 2021. The UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and partners (Fundacion ONCE and ENAT), are asking administrations, destinations and companies, which have successfully incorporated accessibility in their COVID-19 mitigation measures, to share their stories through the questionnaire “Accessible Tourism Champions”.

Answer the UNWTO survey and share your story about combatting COVID while ensuring accessibility.

UNWTO and partners, will recognise the most outstanding and inspiring tourism providers by publishing their stories.
Go to this link: Access the survey

Join ENAT

ENAT Members can be found in more than 30 countries and 5 continents. Development activities are strong on many fronts such as destination management, marketing, transport, tour operations, education, training, standards and services. By joining ENAT, organisations can be assured of keeping up-to-date with the latest developments and helping to shape the future of accessible tourism in Europe and around the world. Investment in accessible tourism measures can bring high returns, also when the market in general is weakening.

If you are working in accessible tourism or want to be part of it, we warmly invite you to join ENAT. 

Read: Your path to success! 10 great reasons to join ENAT

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News

New! 16/07/2021 Publication Of First International Standard On Accessible Tourism for All, Led by UNWTO, Fundación ONCE and UNE

Press Release, 15 July 2021, Madrid. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published the world’s first standard on accessible tourism, ISO 21902 Tourism and related services – Accessible tourism for all – Requirements and recommendations. This is an international standard offering guidelines to ensure access and enjoyment of tourism for all on an equal basis.

08/06/2021 The Greek Tourism Industry Welcomes Athens-Based Company, inclusivegreece

Athens, 5 May 2021. inclusivegreece introduces a unique tourism accessibility certification to enable hotels to participate in this travel megatrend.

29/05/2021 Europe's Travel and Tourism Sector Welcomes “EU Digital COVID Certificate”

Brussels, 26th May 2021. The European Tourism Manifesto alliance of more than 60 travel and tourism organisations warmly welcomes the adoption of the “EU Digital COVID Certificate” Regulation and urges its speedy imlementation by Member States.

21/05/2021 New European Tourism Covid-19 Safety Seal Available

CEN develops a label for COVID-19 health and safety in tourism establishments and services in time for the summer season.

16/05/2021 T-Guide Training Course on Guiding People with Learning Difficulties, Porto, Portugal

The T-GUIDE 2-day training course is offered to qualified tourist guides by the European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (FEG) and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT). Hosted by SNATTI on 26 and 27 October 2021, the Portuguese National Association of Tourist Activities, Translation and Interpretation.

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Events

11/06/2021 ENAT Annual General Assembly 2021 and Expert Panel Discussion - Online

Wednesday 23 June 2020. Members and colleagues are invited to the ENAT AGA and an Expert Panel meeting via Zoom.

07/05/2021 IMPACTOUR ReDiscover Europe Workshop, online event, 9th May 2021

Sunday 9th May 2021 #EuropeDay. Under the auspices of the Portuguese Government, and with collaboration of the Slovenian Government, H2020 IMPACTOUR Project is proud to announce the ReDiscover Europe Workshop, providing an unique opportunity to discuss the role of sustainable Cultural Tourism in today’s Europe in a post-COVID era. Free registration.

19/04/2021 4th International Congress on Technology and Tourism for Diversity

15 to 19 November 2021. ONCE Foundation for cooperation and social inclusion of persons with disabilities in collaboration with the UNWTO and the European Network for Accessible Tourism, ENAT announce this online event. Submit your paper by 15th June 2021.

25/03/2021 Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Conference in the Asia-Pacific (AITCAP)

Online conference, 4 to 27 May 2021. AITCAP is a unique opportunity to raise awareness on the importance of accessible & inclusive travel and showcase organisations championing change. Get to know this huge, fast-growing and underserved market.

10/03/2021 TravelAbility Summit - Four Half-Day Virtual Events for Professionals on Accessible Travel and Tourism

The TravelAbility Summit brings together innovators and travel industry professionals to learn from people with disabilities how to provide a better travel experience. Prepare your business for the 75 million baby boomers who make up a large part of the expanding accessible travel market.

03/03/2021 Online Open Workshop: Towards Common European Criteria on Accessibility of the Built Environment: Outcomes of Mandate M/420

Presentation of the new European Standard on Accessibility of the Built Environment. Link to video and download presentations.

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