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03/08/2020 Safe, Responsible and Accessible: UNWTO, ONCE Foundation and ENAT Partner for Tourism for All

Madrid, 3 August 2020. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is calling on destinations to recognize the needs of travellers with disabilities or specific access requirements as they open up to visitors again. In partnership with the ONCE Foundation of Spain and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT), the United Nations specialized agency has released new guideline to ensure accessibility and inclusivity as the responsible restart of tourism gets underway. 0 comments

02/07/2020 ENAT Membership Fees Waived. COVID-19 relief for small businesses and individual members

1/7/2020. At the ENAT Annual General Assembly held on 24 June, due to the severe financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the tourism sector in all countries, the members unanimously decided that ENAT Annual Membership fees for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Individual Members are to be suspended for one year from 1st July 2020 to 30 June 2021. 0 comments

21/05/2020 European Commission Guidelines Are Paving The Way To Recovery For The European Tourism Sector From The COVID-19 Crisis

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance, the voice of the European travel and tourism sector, has issued the following statement on the European Commission’s guidance on how to safely resume travel and reboot Europe's tourism in 2020 and beyond. 0 comments

18/05/2020 Collaboration Between The PM² Alliance And ENAT

Making PM² project management methodology accessible to the European Network of Accessible Tourism. 0 comments

15/05/2020 Accessible Tourism In Natural And Rural Areas. Take Part In The ACCESS-IT Surveys for Visitors, Businesses and Public Officials

The partners of the ACCESS-IT project invite you to answer a survey on tourism in rural and natural areas, including the countryside, seaside, lakes, mountains, rivers, forests, etc. We would like to know your views and experiences, especially regarding accessibility for people with disabilities and/or other access requirements. 0 comments

15/05/2020 COVID-19 and opportunities for VR based tourism economy

Virtual reality-based technologies, using 360-degree videos of tourism destinations viewed on a VR headset can substitute for real trips and help tourists dream or plan for the next vacation. A new survey indicates an opportunity for creating a parallel economy for tourist guides as 360-video content providers. 0 comments

13/05/2020 Tourism and Transport: Commission's Guidance On How To Safely Resume Travel And Reboot Europe's Tourism In 2020 And Beyond

European Commission Press Release, Brussels, 13 May 2020. Today, the Commission presents a package of guidelines and recommendations to help Member States gradually lift travel restrictions and allow tourism businesses to reopen, after months of lockdown, while respecting necessary health precautions. 0 comments

21/04/2020 An Inclusive Tourism Response to COVID-19 for Vulnerable Groups - UNWTO

Just as the tourism sector is affected more than others by the current COVID-19 pandemic, vulnerable groups within the sector are among the hardest hit. As laid down in the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics, the sector has a duty to promote the rights of the most vulnerable groups such as women, indigenous people and people with disabilities. 0 comments

13/04/2020 VisitBritain Surveys Show Marked Increase in Accessible Travel Market

VisitBritain and VisitEngland publish survey data from 2018 showing a marked increase in travel and day trips in England by visitors with disabilities and long-term health conditions, continuing the growth trend of recent years. 0 comments

17/03/2020 European Tourism Sector Demands Urgent Supportive Measures to Reduce Devastating Impact of COVID-19

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance, the voice of the European travel and tourism sector, has issued the following statement on the implementation of urgent measures to limit the COVID-19 outbreak’s impact on the sector. 0 comments

14/03/2020 European Commission Coordinated Economic Response To The COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19, commonly known as the Coronavirus, is a severe public health emergency for citizens, societies and economies. Having spread from China, the pandemic has now provoked infections in all Member States. The European Commission presents the Communication on COVID-19 Virus Response, with a list of measures to contain virus and mitigate effects on businesses, employment and tourism. 0 comments

11/02/2020 Start Of The Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Project, IMPACTOUR

The EU-funded project, IMPACTOUR will focus on managing the impact of tourism on cultural destinations. 0 comments