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17/01/2017 EU Partners Offer MOOC Online Course in Accessible Tourism

Partners in the EU Funded APP TOUR YOU Project Consortium present an online course for small businesses in the tourism sector, addressing how to cater for tourists with specific access requirements. Registration is open to all and free of charge for a period of 8 weeks from 16 January 2017. Funding for the project is provided by the European Union ERASMUS+ Programme.

06/10/2015 Dubai - A Disability-Friendly City by 2020

The General Secretariat of The Executive Council of Dubai held a press conference at Emirates Towers to announce the launch of the "Dubai Inclusive Development Forum" which will take place at Madinat Jumeirah on the 11th and 12th of October 2015.

27/07/2015 Lonely Planet and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT) join forces to promote inclusive tourism around the world

Melbourne and Brussels, 27 July 2015. Global travel brand and guidebook publisher Lonely Planet and ENAT, the European non-profit association working for accessible inclusive tourism, have established a cooperation agreement to bring greater attention to the requirements of visitors with disabilities and other travellers with specific access needs.

28/04/2015 EU Study: Stronger Commitment Needed to Meet Growing Accessible Tourism Demand in Europe

A new study on the supply of accessible tourism services in the EU Member States, financed by the European Parliament, shows that there is a general lack of provisions for visitors with access needs. Greater commitment and cooperation is needed between tourism authorities, destinations and enterprises, if supply is to meet the growing demand for accessibility, especially from increasing numbers of senior travellers, many of whom face access difficulties.

21/09/2014 "Are we there yet?" High-level Panel Discussion on Destination Development at World Travel Market - WTM 2014

ENAT – the European Network for Accessible Tourism, in association with VisitFlanders, main sponsor of World Travel Market, presents a panel discussion with leading National Tourist Organisations and tourism researchers at this year’s WTM, promising new insights into destination management and development.

09/01/2014 New European Accessible Tourism Directory, ‘Pantou’ connects travellers and suppliers

Brussels, 9 January 2014., a new online directory of accessible tourism suppliers is helping travellers find Europe’s accessible accommodation, restaurants, transportation and other services, making it much easier to discover places to go and things to do – comfortably and safely.

19/10/2013 One Year to the '1st World Summit on Destinations for All' in Montreal, Canada, October 2014

The First World Summit on Destinations for All will be held in Montreal in October 2014. It aims to establish an international strategy to develop inclusive tourism, building on the experience of world regions, countries and destinations with a clear focus on the opportunities and challenges ahead.

12/07/2013 Planning Meeting for the 1st MENA-ENAT (Euro-Arab) Dead Sea Accessible Tourism for All and Jordan 4 All Forum & Expo, 23-25 October 2013

Amman, Jordan, 8 July 2013. HRH Prince Raad of Jordan is determined to give his full support to make the 1st MENA-ENAT (Euro-Arab) Dead Sea Accessible Tourism for All and Jordan 4 All Forum & Expo a success and a platform for a positive change to happen in Jordan. The event will mark a new chapter in the promotion of measures to support disabled citizens in Jordan and cater for visitors with access requirements, building on the country’s acclaimed policies and actions in support of the rights of people with disabilities.

30/05/2013 New Tourist Guide Training to Benefit Tourists with Disabilities

Enjoying travel and tourism is not always easy for people with intellectual and learning difficulties and their families. In response to this challenge, FEG - the European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations, and a group of partners from the tourism and disability sectors has started a training initiative, “T-Guide”, to train official qualified tourist guides in the skills that can help them give this group of tourists a better experience and understanding of Europe’s cultural and historical sites.

24/06/2010 New European Accessible Cities Award "will stimulate Tourism for All"

The European Commission has announced a new Annual European Award Accessible Cities. The award is hailed by Ivor Ambrose, Managing Director of ENAT, as "...a welcome initiative which will stimulate cities to put even more effort into 'Tourism for All', catering to all visitors who need good access”.

23/01/2009 ENAT Partners Win EU Commission Support Grant for SMEs' Sustainable Tourism Network

The European Commission's Enterprise and Industry Directorate today announced the funding of three new networking initiatives for Small and Medium-sized Enterprise in the tourism sector. The new SME networks aim to strengthen the knowledge and understanding of practices that link sustainability and competitiveness in a mutually reinforcing way. ENAT is leading a transnational partnership to show how applying accessibility principles, in particular, can benefit smaller tourism businesses, even in a difficult economic climate.

01/07/2008 ENAT and Design for All Foundation Sign Memorandum of Understanding

The Design for All Foundation, based in Barcelona, (Spain) and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT), today signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at ensuring long-term cooperation between the two associations for the promotion of better access for all citizens in Europe.

17/06/2008 UNWTO Becomes Honorary Associate Member of European Network for Accessible Tourism

Today the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has taken up Honorary Associate Membership of the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT) with Observer status in the meetings of the association.

25/02/2008 European Network for Accessible Tourism Begins New Phase

The European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT) has registered this week as a non-profit organisation in Belgium. This marks an exciting new phase in its European and international operations.

28/11/2007 Accessible Tourism is Big Money

At a congress held last week by the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT), over 200 representatives from international disability organisations, tourist boards and private enterprise came to the overwhelming conclusion that accessible tourism is the fastest-growing business opportunity in the tourism industry.

25/10/2007 Tourism for All Congress to Benefit All Travellers

A congress held in conjunction with leading accessible tourism network ENAT – the European Network for Accessible Tourism – is set to benefit both disabled and able-bodied travellers all over Europe.

25/10/2007 International Tourism for All Congress to Benefit All Disabled Travellers

A congress held in conjunction with leading accessible tourism network ENAT – the European Network for Accessible Tourism – is set to benefit disabled travellers all over Europe.

27/09/2006 Accessible Tourism is the way forward for businesses and customers alike

The 27th September is World Tourism Day. Among the travellers to and within Europe, there are tens of millions of people with disabilities, older people and others who experience problems in getting around, due to physical and communication barriers in transport, in buildings and attractions. The tourism industry is rising to meet this challenge and cater for their needs.