Join leading experts from the European Commission, the UNWTO, the European Environmental Agency, the European Network for Accessible Tourism and many national/regional tourist boards and tourism destination managers for a full-day conference on Managing and Promoting Sustainable and Accessible Tourism Destinations on 28 January 2016 in Brussels.
With the campaign “MapMyDay” the German NGO, Sozialhelden, and the World Health Organization (WHO) call upon people around the world to take part in a collective mapping event. Everyone can use Wheelmap to share their knowledge about the wheelchair accessibility of places in their daily lives.
Alternative Life Association, a non-governmental organization that was established in and incorporated under the laws of Turkey, with the purpose of increasing awareness on the needs of socially and physically disadvantaged people, their integration into social life; and developing partnerships among disadvantaged groups and with the governments, local authorities and the private sector. AYDER is a signatory of the UN Global Compact and is committed to the realization of the Millenium Development Goals.
Following a successful pilot project in 2013 and 2014 with four destinations – Visit Bath, goLeicestershire, NewcastleGateshead and VisitBrighton, the national tourist authority, VisitEngland accessed funding from the European Commission to expand its Access for All initiative.
14 September 2015: VisitEngland, the national tourist board, is today launching a new Access for All campaign, aimed to raise awareness of accessible destinations and businesses in England; informing disabled people of accommodation and visitor attractions when planning a day trip or holiday.
APP TOUR YOU is an European project funded by the Erasmus plus programme, strategic partnerships for Vocational and Educational Training (VET). It experiments with new models of training on accessible tourism and information targeted to SMEs and entrepreneurs in the field of tourism.
Sozopol is a town in south-eastern Bulgaria located on the Black Sea coast, situated on a few small peninsulas in the southern part of the Burgas Bay. With a population of 4,767 people, it is within the Burgas Province and is the administrative centre of the Municipality of Sozopol, which has a population of 14,833 people. It is a member of the League of Historical Accessible Cities.
The project focuses on adult education and business development (business competencies) in the field of accessible tourism for all. The name of the project "Elevator“ represents the effort to raise the quality of human resources and services in tourism to a higher, more competitive level.
Těšín Silesia for All was a small Czech-Polish cross-border project focused on accessible tourism. It was co-financed under the Cross-border Cooperation Operational Programme between Czech Republic and Poland – Microprojects Fund of Euroregion Těšín Silesia - Cieszyn Silesia. The project was successfully completed in June 2015.
For those with an interest in accessible travel, Elina Michopoulou, Simon Darcy, Dimitrios Buhalis and Ivor Ambrose (ENAT) have edited a special issue of this new journal. We have organised free access to the Special Issue on the Future of Accessible Tourism, available in HTML and PDF formats.
Slides accompanying the Keynote speech given by Ivor Ambrose, Managing Director, ENAT at an event organised by The Executive Council of the Municipality of Dubai on 11-12 October 2015. (Only available to ENAT Members).