Last September, Disabled Accessible Travel a leading European accessible travel agent, introduced a mobile app called accessaloo. It is a user-generated content application that helps users to find suitable accessible toilets on the go. It also allows them to add and share accessible toilets they are familiar with, with the world.
European Disability Forum, Media Release 14 June 2017.
As part of a Memorandum of Understanding signed by EDF and the Airports Council International (ACI) EUROPE last year, we organise the Accessible Airports Award. This is a yearly award that aims to honour the best airport in Europe in terms of its level of accessibility as well as the range and the quality of the assistance services that it offers. The award is also intended to encourage other airports to continue their work on removing the barriers that people with disabilities and persons with reduced mobility can still face when travelling by air.
Photo (EDF). Albert Prévos, Member of the EDF Executive Committee and President of the French Council of Disabled People for European Affairs (CFHE) hands over award to Larnaca Airport representative.
Accessible Madrid is a privately-owned business that has been managing and supporting disabled holiday tours and programmes in Madrid, Spain since 2013.
We create barrier-free holidays for people with physical disabilities or reduced mobility and their families. Accessible Madrid is an Accredited Tourism Business and a member ENAT (European Network for Accessible Tourism).
We are dedicated to providing our clients with a hassle-free and enjoyable travel experience when they travel to Spain. As part of our broad range of services for disabled travellers visiting Madrid, we offer Personal Assistance Services (PAS).
As part of its missions, the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau pursues a policy that consists of developing tourism in Paris that is adapted to everyone, of making it more attractive, and of making it easier for people with disabilities to come to Paris. In order to do this:
Do you want to grow your accessible tourism business? Do you want to understand more about the market of disabled people who travel? Do you want to create messages that resonate with them? This offer is for you.
European Network of Accessible Tourism partner, Martyn Sibley, has spent his whole professional life using digital marketing strategies to support disabled people. Having faced the many difficulties in this field he has co founded Disability Horizons, Accomable and Accessible Traveller (plus he's advised multiple travel, media, charity and technology organisations).
Now Martyn has teamed up with Pantou.org - The European Accessible Tourism Directory, to deliver a one-hour webinar on his top digital marketing tips. In only one hour you can gain a better understanding about:
In the past, travelling from point A to B could be a tiresome enough job, let alone traveling abroad.
Today, wheelchair users and other travellers with disabilities have the chance to travel overseas, set sail on a cruise or take a drive across country to Grandmother's house. However, disabled vacationers surely recognise that there'll still be additional challenges while travelling.
Mobile travel apps can significantly improve a travel experience for disabled travellers by providing information about accessible transportation, accessible city attractions, museum access guides, etc.
The problem is that both iOS and Android do not allow simple and intuitive search of travel apps for cities and countries.
In November 2015 Hotel “City” hosted a delegation from ENAT and took part in the 3rd International Conference "Accessible Tourism – for Social Inclusion and Economic Development" in Tbilisi, Georgia. The event was held under the auspices of the Tbilisi City Hall, with the support of the Georgian National Tourist Authority. It was organised by the NGO “Accessible Tourism Center PARSA”.
ENAT and NGO PARSA had previously held International conferences and training sessions in Georgia on the theme of Accessible Tourism, thanks to a grant from the European Commission’s EuropeAid programme.
Since Lonely Planet recommended Transylvania as one of the best places in the world to travel in 2016, Romania has become a travel destination on the bucket list of many tourists. As far as people with special needs are concerned, the question arising is: Has the travel and leisure industry in Romania adapted to this growing market? The answer is yes, Romania has changed in mentality and some of the tourism logistics have improved. Yet, accessible tours should be made with the support of local travel companies.
Pantou: Martyn, what do you do for a living – how would you describe yourself?
The EU-Funded Vocational Training Project, APP TOUR YOU, aims to give managers of small and medium-sized tourism businesses the know-how and skills to develop accessible offers and experiences for their customers by improving their management practices, customer care, information and their facilities.