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New! 26/08/2021 ACCESSTOUR. Accessible Tourism for Inclusion and Value Creation in Rural Areas of Norway

A new research project led by Nordland Research Institute will help tourism providers in rural areas to realise the potential that lies in making destinations more accessible to all. 0 comments

18/08/2021 European Capital of Smart Tourism. Compendium of Best Practices, 2020

The selection of best practices compiled in this report has been derived from the applications the cities submitted to the two competitions (2019 and 2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism). The report showcases the selection of best practices in each category (Accessibility, Sustainability, Digitalisation, Cultural heritage and creativity) and solely presents and relies on the data that the cities have submitted in their applications. 0 comments

21/02/2020 ACCESS-IT. Innovation for Accessible Tourism in Natural and Rural Areas

An EU-funded ERASMUS plus project on vocational education and training. Key Action 2 Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices. 0 comments

16/04/2017 Pantou.org - The European Accessible Tourism Directory

The Pantou Accessible Tourism Directory was established initially as a data collection tool for a European Commission study of the supply of accessible tourism in Europe in 2014. It lists tourism suppliers who are able to offer accessible tourism services to customers with specific access needs, older persons, people with disabilities, families with young children and those who have a long-term health condition. Since the end of March, 2017 the Pantou Directory has been opened up to include accessible tourism suppliers based in any country - not only those located in Europe. Suppliers may register free of charge. 0 comments

27/03/2017 Gondolas 4 All

Gondolas 4 All is now in operation, thanks to donor support and a lot of hard work. 0 comments

15/12/2016 Access Angels. Guardian Angels of Accessible Travellers in Rural Areas

Access Angels, a project funded by the EU ERASMUS+ programme involving 4 member States, aims to train youth volunteers to act as assistants to visitors with access requirements in rural areas in Europe. 0 comments

07/03/2016 Transnational Senior Tourism Flows to Hanseatic Cities in Low/Mid Seasons

Partners of the HANSATOUR project aim to use the European (material and immaterial) heritage of the Hanseatic League to attract senior cultural tourists to Hanseatic cities during low/mid season. 0 comments

27/12/2015 A Tour Boat Designed for the Disabled

An association for disabled has designed and equipped the harbour and a special boat with equipment making it possible for disabled people to go out in the archipelago of Stockholm for activities such as game fishing, seal safaris and photo tours. 0 comments

09/12/2015 City of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Over the past 25 years Barcelona has steadily gained a reputation as one of the world’s most attractive and visited cities. It has become the fourth most popular city destination in Europe by visitor numbers, having 7.5 million visitors in 2013. 0 comments

05/12/2015 City of Sozopol, Bulgaria

Sozopol is a town in south-eastern Bulgaria located on the Black Sea coast, situated on a few small peninsulas in the southern part of the Burgas Bay. With a population of 4,767 people, it is within the Burgas Province and is the administrative centre of the Municipality of Sozopol, which has a population of 14,833 people. It is a member of the League of Historical Accessible Cities. 0 comments

27/11/2015 European Senior Citizens’ Actions to Promote Exchange in Tourism - ESCAPE

The ESCAPE project brings together 8 partners who have joined forces with the view to work on the enhancement of the existing tourist infrastructure and staff in the low season, facilitating as such transnational exchanges off-season by concentrating on the senior citizens market. 0 comments

21/07/2015 Těšín Silesia for All

Těšín Silesia for All was a small Czech-Polish cross-border project focused on accessible tourism. It was co-financed under the Cross-border Cooperation Operational Programme between Czech Republic and Poland – Microprojects Fund of Euroregion Těšín Silesia - Cieszyn Silesia. The project was successfully completed in June 2015. 0 comments

31/01/2015 ACCESSible Tourism for Outdoor and Urban Routes

ACCESSTOUR is an acronym expressing accessible tourism in a short way. Accessible tourism could be considered disadvantaged in comparison with more traditional mass tourism. In the last years accessible tourism has become synonym of high quality care for persons with special needs and accessible destinations. The project aims at marking out the special qualities of accessibility implemented with effective and user friendly services. 0 comments

31/01/2015 Cosy 4 You

The project "Cosy for You", supported by a web site and a mobile application (C4Y mobile app.) consists in the dissemination of "knowledge" of places, travel goods and services accessible at 360° in the Campania Region, in the South of Italy, starting with five different destinations: Napoli, Pozzuoli and "Campi Flegrei", Sorrento and the Sorrentine peninsula, Vesuvius area and Benevento, including 14 itineraries. It is proposed as best practice to other public and private institutions active in tourism in Italy and worldwide. 0 comments

31/01/2015 Tourism for all – The VIA REGIA from Frankfurt to Leipzig: a time travel through German culture and history

The overall objective of the project is the implementation, promotion and marketing of universal accessibility to the Route “VIA REGIA – Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” between Frankfurt/Main and Leipzig combining 8 destinations. 0 comments

16/02/2014 Smart Tourism - Tourist Guides for Dublin, Lisbon and Rome produced by Partnership of Downs Syndrome Associations

AIPD, Italy, in partnership with the National Down Syndrome Ireland and the Associação Portuguesa de Portadores de Trissomia 21, developed three 'easy-reading' guidebooks for visitors to three European capitals: Rome, Dublin and Lisbon. 0 comments

25/05/2013 Tourism for All, Germany

The project "Development and marketing of accessible facilities and services within the meaning of Tourism for All in Germany" is a collaborative project funded by the Federal Ministry for Economy and Technology of the German Department of Tourism (DSFT) Berlin eV and the National Coordination Office for Tourism for All Association (NatKo). 0 comments

20/04/2013 Inclusion Through Accessibility Project, Georgia

The ITA project will contribute to developing a new direction in the tourism sphere in Georgia. It aims to benefit, in particular, persons with disabilities and elderly citizens and contribute to the economic development of Georgia by involving directly civil society organisations, small and medium-sized enterprises and public sector bodies in training, development and dissemination activities. 0 comments

14/02/2013 EU Study: Mapping the Skills and Training Needs to Improve Accessibility in Tourism Services

This 12-month research study, which started in January 2013, will map the staff skills needs to improve accessibility and safety in the tourism services and analyse the availability of corresponding training in Member States. 0 comments

14/02/2013 EU Study: Mapping and Performance Check of the Supply of Accessible Tourism Services in Europe

This research study, which started in February 2013, will assess the presence and the performance of accessible tourism services and facilities along the tourism supply chain, examining best practices and tools to foster tourism accessibility. 0 comments