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New! 03/11/2019 Open Letter to New European Commission President on Need for Robust, Sustainable Tourism Policies

50 European tourism stakeholders and 15 Members of the European Parliament appeal to the EU Commission President-elect Mrs. Von der Leyen for greater recognition of tourism in the new EU Commission and the creation of a Commission portfolio on “Transport and Tourism”. 0 comments

New! 28/10/2019 Shortlisted Candidates Announced for 10th Edition of EU Access City Awards

On 29 November 2019, the European Commission will announce the winners of the 10th Access City Award edition (1st, 2nd, and 3rd places) at a ceremony closing the European Day of Persons with Disabilities’ conference (28-29 November) in Brussels. A financial prize will be given to the winning cities for the first time in the Award's history, to celebrate its 10th anniversary. 0 comments

15/09/2019 San Sebastian Wins UNWTO Award For Sustainability & Governance While Portugal Named Most Accessible Destination

St Petersburg, Russian Federation, 10 September 2019 – The Spanish city of San Sebastian was awarded the 2019 World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) prize for Public Policy and Governance at a ceremony attended by leaders of the global tourism sector. 1 comments

14/09/2019 Eyemmersive™ - A Digital Market Place for Immersive Tourism. Please answer the survey.

Sunderland, 14 September 2019. How might Virtual Reality (VR) contribute to tourism and travel? As a part of Eyemmersive™ development, IT company Kerckhoffs (UK) is conducting market research on the potential of VR in the tourism sector. You are invited to take the survey. 0 comments

20/08/2019 European Passengers' Rights - 2019 Campaign

The European Commission has launched its 2019 campaign to raise awareness of passengers' rights. Although the European Union has made great strides in establishing common passenger rights for those travelling by air or rail, not every European is yet aware of what he or she is entitled to. 0 comments

28/07/2019 NEWSCAT Training Pack On Customised Accessible Tourism Now Available

Partners of the EU-funded ERASMUS+ project, NEWSCAT have curated a set of course materials aimed at increasing the knowledge, skills and competences of tourism professionals to cater for the diverse requirements of visitors with disabilities, seniors, families and others with specific access requirements. 0 comments

28/07/2019 European Commission Access City Award 2020 Now Open For Applications

Nominate your city for the 10th Access City Award 2020. On 29 November 2019, the European Commission will reward the 10th winners of the Access City Award. Once again, cities will be rewarded for their outstanding work in making their cities more accessible for persons with disabilities and elderly people. 0 comments

03/07/2019 Prime Minister's Tourism Sector Deal Commits to Make UK Most Accessible Destination for Disabled Visitors

27 June 2019. The Prime Minister has announced the UK’s first ever Tourism Sector Deal today, reaffirming the UK’s global role as a key player in the industry. 0 comments

21/06/2019 European Disability Forum Analysis of the European Accessibility Act

7 June 2019. The Act was published today in the Official Journal of the EU. Discover what products are covered and the Act’s strengths and weaknesses in EDF’s analysis. 0 comments

12/06/2019 Zero Project Invites Nominations For Innovation In Education, Improving Opportunities For Persons with Disabilities

Vienna, 12 June 2019. The Zero Project team would like to invite leading experts and organizations to nominate Innovative Practices and Policies concerning this year’s topic: Education. Deadline: 23rd June, 2019. #ZeroCall20. 0 comments

02/06/2019 World Tourism Organization and Fundación ONCE Seek Best Accessible Destinations

Madrid, Spain, 22 May 2019 - The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Fundación ONCE have launched the first edition of the “Accessible Tourism Destination” (ATD) distinctions, which will recognize and promote sites that are accessible to all. 0 comments

20/05/2019 Chinese Experts Visit Madrid, Spain To Learn What Makes A Leading Accessible Tourism Destination

Thanks to the generous support of Booking Cares Fund (Booking.com), 10 Chinese guests will experience the best an accessible tourism destination can offer on a 4-day Study Visit arranged by ENAT - the European Network for Accessible Tourism - and some of its members in Madrid. 0 comments

03/12/2018 DiscoverEU: 12,000 travel passes available for 18-year-olds to explore Europe in 2019

Brussels, 29 November 2018. The European Commission is launching a second DiscoverEU competition. From today (12:00 CET) until Tuesday, 11 December (12:00 CET), young people aged 18 can apply for a travel pass to discover Europe next summer. 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

23/07/2018 Blue Flag International teams up with European Network for Accessible Tourism to promote Beaches, Marinas and Boat-based activities for All

The Foundation for Environmental Education, long recognised through its Blue Flag certification as the global benchmark for sustainable beaches, marinas and boat-based activities around the world, has signed an agreement with ENAT – The European Network for Accessible Tourism non-profit association to work together to promote access for all visitors to beaches, marinas and boat-based activities. 0 comments

29/06/2018 ENAT Launches World Tourism for All Quality Programme

Brussels, 26 June 2018. VisitFlanders, the tourism authority of the Flemish Region of Belgium, hosted a gathering of tourism organisations and professionals at the launch of the new World Tourism for All Quality Programme. 0 comments

06/05/2018 Booking Cares Fund Award-Winner, Xun Ji, To Support Chinese Travellers With A Disability

Amsterdam 3rd May 2018. Booking Cares Fund announced its first ever recipients, including influencer, Ms. Xun Ji, who will develop a database and WeChat service portal to provide accessible tourism information, services and cultural experience opportunities for Chinese travellers with a disability and people over 60. 0 comments

12/04/2018 EU Launches European Capital of Smart Tourism

New initiative seeks to reward innovation and boost smart development of tourism in European Cities 0 comments

22/12/2017 European Accessibility Act: The Council of the EU Adopts Its Position

7 December 2017. Press Release by the European Disability Forum (EDF). The Council of the European Union Member States has adopted its long-awaited position on the Accessibility Act in today’s meeting of the Social Affairs Ministers – finally the negotiations can start. 0 comments

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