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).
In early 2021, IFC collaborated with the Society of Economic Journalists — Nepal and the National Federation of the Disabled — Nepal to carry out
a survey to explore the preparedness of Nepal’s hotels in catering to people with disabilities.
CulTourData aims to enhance data-driven cultural tourism across Europe. The project targets tourism SMEs in the European Capitals of Culture and helps them to use data analytics as part of their business strategy and create a business approach that combines tourism, culture, creativity and digital technology.
Brussels and Vienna, 17th December 2021. ENAT and Zero Project, the global initiative working for a world free of access barriers, have established a cooperation agreement to bring greater attention to policies and practices which can serve visitors with disabilities and other travellers with specific access requirements.
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 World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will continue to build on its successful partnership with the Spanish ONCE Foundation and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT). The three parties have agreed to extend their partnership agreement for a further four years to ensure that their work to improve accessibility, in every part of the tourism value chain, continues during and beyond the pandemic.
3 December 2020. Press Release. Ensuring accessibility for tourists with specific access requirements can be a ‘game changer’ for destinations around the world as they look to bounce back from the impacts of the pandemic. A new set of Inclusive Recovery Guides from the World Tourism Organization, produced in partnership with the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT), the ONCE Foundation of Spain and Travability from Australia, makes clear the importance of placing inclusivity at the centre of recovery plans and provides key recommendations for achieving this.