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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

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

25/11/2019 'valueable' Among Winners of the European Contest .eu Web Awards

21.November 2019, Brussels. Yesterday winners of the European contest dedicated to the best web sites with eu domain were announced; a special commendation went to valueable.eu - the European network of socially responsible companies of the hospitality sector. 0 comments

24/11/2019 Invitation to International Congress on Accessible Cruise Destinations, Valencia, Spain

Valencia, Spain. 2 to 3 December 2019. On the occasion of the 1st TUR4all Congress: Accessible Cruise Destinations, and on behalf of the President of PREDIF, Mr. Francisco Sardón, we would like to take the opportunity to invite you to attend this ground-breaking event, which is being held on 2-3 December in Valencia, Spain. 0 comments

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

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