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e-Bulletin No. 17
20 January 2010

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Dear <<First Name>> <<Last Name>>,

I am pleased to send you e-Bulletin number 17, with a round-up of the latest news and information from ENAT. This e-Bulletin is circulated to ENAT Members, Newsletter subscribers and others who have expressed an interest in accessible tourism. You are welcome to forward this information to your contacts.

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news, events, publications or other messages that you would like ENAT to disseminate for you, please contact ENAT. We are happy to pass on relevant items to our wide readership.

Changes to the ENAT website in 2010
From 1st January 2010, only paid-up ENAT Members will have full access to our website. Members must login to the site to view all search results, read and download publications and other items that are published after this date. News and Events items, as well as older published material, will continue to be available to the general public.
We always look forward to hearing from you if you have any questions, feedback, reports, promotions or suggestions about 'accessible tourism'!
Best regards,
Ivor Ambrose, Managing Director, ENAT. Email: enat@accessibletourism.org

e-Bulletin 
2010 Legacies Now Blogroll: Photos and Videos Page    
Canada. Travellers with disabilities spend more than $13 billion a year in North America. Find out how 2010 Legacies Now and its partners are helping to make British Columbia a premier destination for these travellers. Read more...
Mobility Scooter Menace?
United Kingdom. A number of high-profile accidents involving mobility scooters have raised concern that drivers cannot be prosecuted and caused some to float the idea of testing users. BBC Magazine examines the legal and practical problems of scooters on pavements.  Read more...

Seeing Old-Age as a Never-Ending Adventure

USA / UK. Ilse Telesmanich, 90, sprained her ankle hiking in South Africa last August. She tried to keep going on the three-week trip, she said, hobbled as she was. New York Times journalist, Kirk Johnson examines the trend towards older people becoming adventurers.  Read more...

Barrier-free Travel in Germany

Germany. Barrier-free travel means holidays where everything is accessible. Germany is a travel destination with plenty on offer for everybody, and much is being done in order to give people with restricted mobility the chance of a relaxing break too. Read more...

Culture Accessible for All in Spain

Spain. There are more and more initiatives in Spain that guarantee cultural tourism accessible to all. Adapted routes, specialised services, adapted facilities and accessible guides are now a reality in Spain. Here are some of the options for Spain’s main cities and monuments for disabled persons. Read more...

What is "Accessible Tourism"?

ENAT. There is no single, universally accepted definition of "accessible tourism". Here we refer to some of the ways in which the term is defined and used. The concept is certain to evolve as it is applied in
more and more contexts around the world. Read more...

Ruhr 2010 European Capital of Culture - accessibility website  Germany. (This site will be published, also in English, starting in February). As one of the "European Capitals of Culture 2010", this website has been created to promote and inform about access for all to the cultural attractions and celebrations in the "Kulturmetropole Ruhr". Read more (in German)...
Accessibility Guide for Companies
Spain / Belgium. The Accessibility Guide for Companies analyzes and presents criteria regarding the accessibility of spaces, routes, elements, furniture, products and services in our surroundings. On 13 January 2010 the Guide was presented for Members of the European Parliament by its author, Architect Enrique Rovira‚ÄźBeleta. Read more... Event ITB Berlin Convention: Barrier-Free Tourism and Global Future Summit
Germany. 10 to 12 March 2010. The first ITB Global Future Summit analyzes the mega trends demographic change, climate change/natural resources, technology revolution and consumer behaviour. ENAT will be represented in a special session on Barrier-Free Tourism as part of the Destinations Day on 12 March at 16:00 to 17:30. Read more...

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