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New! 14/04/2021 UNWTO, ONCE Foundation and ENAT - Delivering Accessible Tourism for All

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. 0 comments

New! 17/03/2021 Europe’s travel & tourism sector welcomes Digital Green Certificate proposal and urges parallel effort on wider restart plan to maximise benefit

Over 60 travel and tourism organisations express their support for the European Commission’s initiative and call to ensure swift implementation in time for summer 2021. 0 comments

08/03/2021 Tightened Travel Restrictions Underline Current Challenges for Tourism - UNWTO

Madrid, Spain 7 March 2021. One in three destinations worldwide are now completely closed to international tourism due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, according to the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). 0 comments

01/03/2021 #Tourism4Recovery: Travel and Tourism Stakeholders Urge Investment in Sustainable Tourism as Part of EU Recovery

Brussels, 1 March 2021. Over 60 European organisations call for tourism to be firmly anchored in EU national Recovery and Resilience plans. European Tourism Manifesto alliance presents list of reforms and investment ideas to support tourism and make EU economies more resilient. New #Tourism4Recovery campaign launched to support the call and showcase impact of investments in sustainable tourism. 0 comments

25/02/2021 Europe’s Travel and Tourism Sector Calls on EU Governments to Chart Restart Plan in Time for Summer

Brussels, 24.2.2021. Over 60 travel and tourism organisations unveil concrete recommendations for re-opening travel & tourism in Europe, including creation of Commission-led Task Force to restore freedom of movement. 0 comments

10/02/2021 Call for Action: Accelerate Social and Economic Recovery by Investing in Sustainable Tourism Development

The new Recovery and Resilience Facility, proposed by the European Commission to help the EU rebuild after the pandemic, offers an unprecedented opportunity to support tourism-related reforms to ensure that the sector helps to drive digital and green transitions, and thereby strengthens both economic and social resilience. 0 comments

22/01/2021 UN Resolution on Improving Global Road Safety

On 31 August 2020, the UN General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/74/299 on Improving Global Road Safety. 0 comments

04/12/2020 Equality: City of Jönköping in Sweden wins 2021 EU Access City Award

Jönköping, in the south of Sweden, made continuous improvements in both the new and old areas of the city, in collaboration with disability organisations. The city also created a local ‘Access City Award’, for businesses or organisations that worked with their customers to improve accessibility. 0 comments

03/12/2020 World Day of Persons with Disabilities: Slope lift and new routes to the Acropolis opened by Prime Minister, Mitsotakis

3 December 2012, Hellenic Ministry of Culture press release. In the presence of the Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the Minister of Culture and Sports Lina Mendoni and the President of the Onassis Foundation Antonis S. Papadimitriou, today, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the elevator and the new footpaths were inaugurated. 0 comments

03/12/2020 UNWTO: Accessible Tourism Identified as ‘Game Changer’ for Destinations

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. 0 comments

21/10/2020 Join us at the 2nd TUR4all (Online) Congress: Accessibility in Intelligent Tourist Destinations

Projects from sixteen countries on three continents are included in the PREDIF online webinars series on accessible tourism this November. Register now! 0 comments

16/09/2020 IAAP Launches Accessible Built Environments Initiative

The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), a division of the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict) will be conducting pilot exams starting this September for Certified Professional in Accessible Built Environments (CPABE). 0 comments