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New! 27/10/2021 Bordeaux And Valencia Are 2022 European Capitals of Smart Tourism

27.10.2021 EU announces the two 2022 European Capitals of Smart Tourism for their excellence as tourism destinations in accessibility, sustainability, digitalisation, and cultural heritage & creativity. 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

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

22/01/2021 UN Resolution on Improving Global Road Safety

On 31 August 2020, the UN General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/74/299 on Improving Global Road Safety. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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