e-Bulletin No. 21
29 July 2010
Dear <<First Name>> <<Last Name>>,
Here is e-Bulletin number 21 from the ENAT Secretariat - just before we take our summer break!
European Commission Announces Entry Conditions for European Access●City Award
European cities and communities of over 50,000 inhabitants can now send in their applications to win one of four Access City Awards in 2010. Winners must show how they have promoted accessibility for people with disabilities over the past 5 years, in: the built environment and public spaces, transport and related infrastructures, information and communication, and facilities and services open to the public. The winner of the European competition will receive the 'European Award for Accessible Cities 2011' and will feature prominently in activities to promote accessibility at European level during 2011. In addition, a special 'European Champion for Accessible Cities' award will be made to recognise the work of a network of cities or initiatives.
New section for 'Accessible Cities' profiles on ENAT Website
ENAT has opened a new web section for Accessible Cities, where members can showcase their achievements in their own Accessible Cities Profile Page.
Hopefully the accessible cities of Europe will be energised by the new EU Award to improve even more.... Their good examples should inspire others to do the same!
ENAT Code of Good Conduct commitment labels - new signings
ENAT members who provide tourism and travel services are signing up to the ENAT Code of Good Conduct. Labels for 2010 are now available for new and renewing members. The commitment scheme comes with a certificate and digital logo to support company promotions and advertising. Members - apply now for your certificate and label.
Join ENAT's Facebook page
ENAT now has an Accessible Tourism Facebook Page where updates are posted regularly about Accessible Tourism. Friends can also post their messages, photos, videos, comments etc.
Easy Access. International Seminar for Accessible Tourism, Finland
15 to 16 September, Hyvärilä, Nurmes, Finland. The theme of the two-day international seminar is the marketing of accessible tourism and its development. In the seminar the problems of gathering and transmitting information from tourism businesses to consumers are discussed, with a special focus on the use of classifications and standards as a solution to these challenges.
Invitation to the World Congress of Social Tourism
The next World Congress of Social Tourism to be held in Rimini from the 19th to the 23rd of September 2010. The theme of the Congress is “Tourism: a time for social policies”, reflecting the importance BITS attaches to the connection between social policies and tourism. BITS is an Honorary Associate Member of ENAT.
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