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17/05/2019 Scandic Hotels Introduces Standard For Allergy-friendly Rooms

Scandic is the world’s first hotel group to introduce a standard for allergy-friendly rooms. This means that guests booking allergy-friendly rooms can expect considerations including wooden floors and fragrance-free, hypoallergenic toiletries approved by the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association. The rooms are also prepared according to strict cleaning procedures and are not located on floors where pets can stay. The new standard will be part of Scandic’s unique 159-point accessibility standard. 0 comments

02/05/2019 New Accessible Travel Database Announced By German National Tourist Board

Entitled "Travel for All", the database enables the user to search for a wide range of accessible holiday facilities throughout Germany. 0 comments

16/03/2019 European Accessibility Act: A Big Step On A Long Journey

Brussels, 13.3.2019. Press release by European Disability Forum. European Parliament's approval of the Act is positive – but more legislation is essential. 0 comments

09/03/2019 Travelport Launches Global Campaign To Encourage More Support For Airline Passengers With Intellectual Disabilities

Langley, UK 5th March 2019. Campaign allied to the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2019 targets greater use of the DPNA Special Service Request code, used to alert airlines when a traveler has an intellectual or developmental disability and needs assistance. 0 comments

04/03/2019 EU Launches 2020 Edition Of European Capital of Smart Tourism Awards

2nd EU Call to reward innovation and boost smart development of tourism in European Cities. 0 comments

04/03/2019 Open Doors Organization and Aira Partner to Improve Travel and Tourism for People with Vision Loss

US-based Open Doors Organization (ODO) and Aira have joined forces to further the availability of Aira technology in the travel and tourism industries,benefiting individuals with vision loss worldwide. 0 comments

08/02/2019 Discapnet Awards for Accessible Technologies / Premios Discapnet a las Tecnologías Accesibles

Madrid, January 2019. The 5th edition "Discapnet Awards for Accessible Technologies", aims to recognize the contribution of people and entities to the quality of life of people with disabilities. 0 comments

09/11/2018 Disappointing Compromise on EU Accessibility Act

The European Disability Forum (EDF) writes: We have political agreement on the European Accessibility Act. It doesn't live up to its name. 0 comments

27/09/2018 Open Letter From 20 Organisations to the EU Institutions: We Need a Strong European Accessibility Act and We Need It Now

The European Disability Forum and 19 other organisations demand that EU decision makers must deliver a strong and meaningful Act to protect the rights of people with disabilities as several Member States try to erase essential elements. 0 comments

26/09/2018 Helsinki and Lyon selected as 2019 European Capitals of Smart Tourism by European Jury

The European Commission announces two cities to hold the title of "European Capitals of Smart Tourism" in 2019 and recognises a further four cities for their outstanding achievements in: accessibility, sustainability, digitalisation and cultural heritage & creativity 0 comments

26/08/2018 ELEVATOR Project - Press Release, 26 August 2018. Accessible Tourism Training in Europe

Ostrava, Czech Republic, 26 August 2018. Download our free reports. The EU funded Elevator Project, has run for 3 years and is now coming to an end. A key driver for the project was recognising that for people with disabilities to be able to participate in tourism, the tourism sector must have a good understanding of this growing market. In addition, the performance of well-trained professionals is fundamental when serving people with access requirements. 0 comments

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04/05/2019 UNWTO Newsletter SDG10 Accessible Tourism, Vol. 1. February 2019

The first SDG Newsletter focuses on SDG10 – Reduced Inequalities. SDG10 aims to empower and promote the social economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status. Specifically, the Newsletter focuses on accessible tourism as a key to achieving SDG10.