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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

New! 16/10/2021 Queensland Launches Accessibility Accreditation Module Of The Australian Tourism Industry Council

Launched on World Tourism Day, 27th September 2021, the Accessibility Accreditation Module forms part of Australia’s national Quality Tourism Framework. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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