ENAT Partners and Sponsors
ENAT works in partnership with major organisations in tourism and related sectors to help deliver its messages more widely, develop new services and carry out joint projects and initiatives.
We are honoured to list the following partners and sponsors and we encourage our Members and site visitors to visit the respective websites and learn about our partners' activities in the area of accessible tourism for all.
EU Tourism Manifesto Alliance
ENAT is one of more than 70 European public and private tourism stakeholders that have united to present a European Tourism Manifesto for Growth & Jobs, a document which highlights the EU policy priorities for the sector in the coming years. Through the Tourism Manifesto, ENAT and partners seek to promote European tourism policies in favour of social and cultural sustainability and tourism as a right for everybody.
The Blue Flag programme is a voluntary eco-label awarded to more than 4500 beaches, marinas and sustainable boating tourism operators in 45 countries, worldwide. In order to qualify for this award, a series of stringent environmental, educational, and especially, safety- and access-related criteria must be met and maintained. The Blue Flag programme is owned and run by the non-governmental, non-profit organisation the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).
FEE and ENAT have signed a Memorandum of understanding and ENAT is participating in the Blue Flag International Jury, providing its international accessibility expertise.
ReadSpeaker is a software development company that provides the leading-edge "read aloud" feature on all the ENAT webpages. Through the generous support of ReadSpeaker since 2015, the ENAT Webpages (English edition) are made accessible to people who may not be able to read the text or who are less familiar with English as a foreign language. Try it! Just click on the "Listen" button at the top of the page! No software installation is necessary - it just works. You can adjust the reading speed and text highlighting according to your preference.
The umbrella organisation for professional tourist guides in Europe. FEG and ENAT jointly manage and certify the e-Learning and Continuing Professional Development course "T-Guide" on guiding of tourists with learning difficulties or other intellectual impairments.
Bringing together stakeholders from the social, sustainable and solidarity tourism sectors from all over the world, ISTO promotes accessible and responsible tourism.
The Design for All Foundation collects and disseminates Universal Design/Design for All Good Practices and knowledge around the world; enhances the respect to human diversity and works for a world where everyone enjoys equal opportunities for personal development.
Since Dr. Rains passed away in 2016, this website is no longer updated but remains as a testimony to his work and example, much of it as useful to scholars and practitioners today as it ever was.
EASPD, a non-profit NGO in the disability sector, promotes the views of over 20,000 social services and their umbrella associations. We promote equal opportunities for people with disabilities through effective and high-quality service systems.
SHA tackles key global challenges affecting our planet and its people, bringing together CEO, donor members and other partners, to achieve a more sustainable and inclusive world for all. The Alliance uniquely represents how the hospitality industry is taking collective responsibility to ensure that destinations and communities are being supported and protected now and for future generations. Its members represent over 7 million rooms globally, and include 22 world-leading hotel companies and 35 supply chain and strategic partners, with a combined reach of over 50,000 properties. In addition, its affiliate members represent other partners in the value chain to further drive collaboration on sustainability in the hospitality industry. SHA partners with philanthropic organisations, non-profits, governments and the private sector to drive action on shared sustainability challenges.
The National Tourism Authority of Portugal.
The Zero Project's mission is working for a world with zero barriers. Worldwide, the Zero Project finds and shares models that improve the daily lives and legal rights of all persons with disabilities.
Organisation with Observer Status
ENAT warmly thanks all the partners and sponsors for their commitment and support.
Information for New Sponsors
ENAT is looking for new sponsors to support its work for members and the wider community, as well as to help in the realisation of our research, development and outreach activities.
Sponsors are invited to support ENAT in different ways. Sponsors may provide:
- in-kind contributions
- sponsorship of events
- sponsorship of ENAT publications or activities.
ENAT Sponsors have a special relationship with the work of ENAT. As a Sponsor, your organisation will enjoy recognition for its contribution in all ENAT publications and at our international events. You will also benefit from having direct access to ENAT Board Members and consultants who can work with you to develop your organisation's policies and competences in accessibility, and communicate your achievements effectively to clients and stakeholders.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits and conditions for being an ENAT Sponsor, please get in touch directly with Mr. Ivor Ambrose, Managing Director.
You may use our Contact form.
The original ENAT Sponsors, 2006 - 2007, are shown at the link below: