UNWTO, Fundación ONCE and the Spanish Association for Standardization (UNE) launched a user guide to apply international standards on Accessible Tourism for All, targeting accommodation, food and beverage and MICE companies.
ENAT and 7 EU tourism and training organisations offer a new "connectivist Massive Open Online Course" (cMOOC) for students and professionals. This free e-learning course aims to raise trainees' knowledge and skills to support the tourism transition, post-Covid, to deliver sustainable, inclusive and accessible Tourism for All. Starts January 2023.
27.10.2021 EU announces the two 2022 European Capitals of Smart Tourism for their excellence as tourism destinations in accessibility, sustainability, digitalisation, and cultural heritage & creativity.
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.
The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), a division of the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict) will be conducting pilot exams starting this September for Certified Professional in Accessible Built Environments (CPABE).
Report on the 3-day APEC Webinar, held in September and November 2021, and with extensive background information developed by Martin Heng for APEC, in support of tourism Micro, Small and Medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).
The IN-Tour project aims to cover a gap in the training system in Europe related to Accessible Tourism. With a wide range of partners who are experienced in accessible tourism, accessibility, training and education fields, the project will develop blended learning Vocational Training Courses for a postgraduate Inclusive Tourism Manager profile (ITM) and an undergraduate Inclusive Tourism Frontline Staff (ITFS) profile, involving 3 Universities providing VET.
In the cross-border project GATE the collaborating Austrian and Italian partners promote barrier-free tourism for all in Alpine regions, aiming to expand the accessibility of natural heritage sites and contribute to sustainable regional development.