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New! 28/08/2021 Tapping Into the Accessible Tourism Market after COVID - Editorial by The Himalayan

It could take some years before tourist arrivals in Nepal reach pre-pandemic numbers. Nepal's tourism entrepreneurs would do well to use this slack period to explore ways to put the country's tourism back on its feet sooner than later. 0 comments

24/08/2021 International Paralympic Committee Campaign, WeThe15: A global human rights movement for the 1.2 billion persons with disabilities

19 August 2021. Multiple leading international organisations have united to launch WeThe15, which aspires to be the biggest ever human rights movement to represent the world’s 1.2 billion persons with disabilities. 0 comments

16/07/2021 Publication Of First International Standard On Accessible Tourism for All, Led by UNWTO, Fundación ONCE and UNE

Press Release, 15 July 2021, Madrid. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published the world’s first standard on accessible tourism, ISO 21902 Tourism and related services – Accessible tourism for all – Requirements and recommendations. This is an international standard offering guidelines to ensure access and enjoyment of tourism for all on an equal basis. 0 comments

08/06/2021 The Greek Tourism Industry Welcomes Athens-Based Company, inclusivegreece

Athens, 5 May 2021. inclusivegreece introduces a unique tourism accessibility certification to enable hotels to participate in this travel megatrend. 0 comments

29/05/2021 Europe's Travel and Tourism Sector Welcomes “EU Digital COVID Certificate”

Brussels, 26th May 2021. The European Tourism Manifesto alliance of more than 60 travel and tourism organisations warmly welcomes the adoption of the “EU Digital COVID Certificate” Regulation and urges its speedy imlementation by Member States. 0 comments

21/05/2021 New European Tourism Covid-19 Safety Seal Available

CEN develops a label for COVID-19 health and safety in tourism establishments and services in time for the summer season. 0 comments

16/05/2021 T-Guide Training Course on Guiding People with Learning Difficulties, Porto, Portugal

The T-GUIDE 2-day training course is offered to qualified tourist guides by the European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (FEG) and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT). Hosted by SNATTI on 26 and 27 October 2021, the Portuguese National Association of Tourist Activities, Translation and Interpretation. 0 comments

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

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

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

05/08/2020 Apply for the EU Access City Award 2021

Applications for the 11th Access City Award competition are now open. EU cities have until 9 September 2020 to apply. 0 comments

03/08/2020 Safe, Responsible and Accessible: UNWTO, ONCE Foundation and ENAT Partner for Tourism for All

Madrid, 3 August 2020. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is calling on destinations to recognize the needs of travellers with disabilities or specific access requirements as they open up to visitors again. In partnership with the ONCE Foundation of Spain and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT), the United Nations specialized agency has released new guideline to ensure accessibility and inclusivity as the responsible restart of tourism gets underway. 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

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

13/04/2020 VisitBritain Surveys Show Marked Increase in Accessible Travel Market

VisitBritain and VisitEngland publish survey data from 2018 showing a marked increase in travel and day trips in England by visitors with disabilities and long-term health conditions, continuing the growth trend of recent years. 0 comments