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New! 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

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

26/10/2019 Turkey's First Sea Elevator For Bathers With Disabilities Opens At Rainbow Beach, Alanya

Alanya, Turkey. An autonomous lift or "sea elevator", which allows persons with disabilities to enter the sea without having to receive support from anyone, has been successfully installed for the first time in Turkey. 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

27/09/2018 Costa Cruises and AISM: Shore Excursions Now Accessible To Guests with Disabilities For The First Time

The new "Adagio Tours", available for Mediterranean cruises on the flagship Costa Diadema from January 2019, will also allow guests with impaired mobility to take part in group shore excursions at no extra cost. The programmes have been planned with the help of 15 women with multiple sclerosis, thanks to an initiative promoted by the Costa Crociere Foundation and AISM. 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

22/08/2018 Scandic hosting 300 wheelchair basketball players at one hotel

The Wheelchair Basketball World Championships are being held in Germany between August 16 and 26. Scandic Hamburg Emporio is the official team hotel thanks to its successful work to promote accessibility. Now, the hotel is hosting 300 wheelchair athletes, a unique clientele. 0 comments