The Pantou Accessible Tourism Directory was established initially as a data collection tool for a European Commission study of the supply of accessible tourism in Europe in 2014. It lists tourism suppliers who are able to offer accessible tourism services to customers with specific access needs, older persons, people with disabilities, families with young children and those who have a long-term health condition. Since the end of March, 2017 the Pantou Directory has been opened up to include accessible tourism suppliers based in any country - not only those located in Europe. Suppliers may register free of charge.
The Municipality of Ayia Napa, from the Cypriot side, and the Municipality of Rethymno with the National Confederation of Disabled People (NCDP), from the Greek side, after the approval of their proposal submitted under the third call of "Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Greece Cyprus 2007-2013", implements the project entitled "Agia Napa - Rethymno: Universally Accessible Cities" (acronym “Accessible Cities”).
The project addressed the question of how to overcome barriers and obstacles, both in society and within the person with disabilities, to improve opportunities for people with disabilities to access a job and be fully valued on an equal footing in the labor market for all the Member States of the European Union.
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The project is about creating and promoting a transnational accessible tourist product based on a common European heritage represented by the Lombards (or Longobards) who, in their migration from northern to southern Europe, played a major role in the spiritual and cultural development of Europe.
Project ATTIMO combines the idea of outdoor activities for all and cultural heritage tourism. Its main aim is developing cultural and leisure itineraries, focusing on accessibility and intermodality, building on an existing tourism offer in the area of Berici Hills, Italy and South and West Styria, Austria, combining outdoor trails and cycle routes.
Feeling the need to engage even more actively in discussions and exchange, and to involve a broad range of stakeholders from around the world, a discussion group was created on Facebook: ATAP (Accessible Tourism – Asia Pacific) aiming to raise awareness and increase understanding about accessible and inclusive tourism.
Berlin. September 27 marks the start of the second edition of the worldwide campaign “MapMyDay”. The goal this time: to raise awareness of the barriers that people experience when they are on vacation and travelling.
Quebec-based organization Kéroul and Belgium’s Collectif Accessibilité Wallonie-Bruxelles (CAWaB) are pleased to announce that the second edition of the Destinations for All World Summit will be taking place in Brussels, Belgium in Autumn, 2018. The aim of the event is to give concrete expression to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Recommendations on Accessible Tourism.
Hot on the heels of their Access for All project, co-funded by the European Commission, VisitEngland has launched a new guide. The invaluable guide will help destination managers in England tap into the accessible tourism market, worth £12bn.
In 2015, national surveys were conducted via 1,512 telephone interviews with an industry representative sample of serviced accommodation operators in Britain to: Collect data on accessibility provision for Eurostat and Understand more about the issues faced by businesses in providing for guests with accessibility needs, and what could be done to help them to improve their accessibility provision.