ENAT Newsletter - April 2009

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ENAT e-bulletin 9 

1. Event: Come to the main European Accessible Tourism event in 2009:
ENAT 2nd International Congress on Tourism for All, Vienna, Austria
Preparations are well under way for the ENAT International Congress 2009, which will take place at the Austria Center, Vienna on 30 September to 1 October 2009. The Congress is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour, and is organised by the ENAT National Coordinator for Austria, IBFT. Visit the Congress Website for full details.  Participation is free for persons whose abstracts are accepted. There is a reduced participation fee for ENAT Members.  Don't miss it!

2. Event: ENAT Annual General Assembly, Brussels, 20 May 2009
According to its Statutes, ENAT holds an Annual General Assembly of its Full Members, where the activities and accounts of the previous year shall be approved and any formal matters are discussed. ENAT Associate Members can attend the General Assembly but do not have voting rights. Only members who are up-to-date with their subscriptions, and invited Observers, may participate in the meeting. Read more...

3. Event: Welcome to Greece's AUTONOMIA EXPO, 15 to 17 May 2009
ENAT members and tourism businesses are invited to present their accessible tourism offers in an Open Seminar under the heading, "Opportunities for Accessible Tourism in Greece", taking place in the AUTONOMIA EXPO on Sunday 17 May from 12 o'clock. Presentations will be given in the Greek language, with the possibility for short summaries in English. Read more...

NewsEuropean Commission Launches Public Consultation on Design for User-Centred Innovation
The European Commission has launched a public consultation to gather opinions about making design an integral part of European innovation policy. A positive outcome to the consultation could lead to new EC funding programmes and initiatives in support of "user-centred innovation"  through design - something which ENAT believes is much needed in the travel and tourism industry. Read more and answer the questionnaire.
5. News: Accessible Portugal Wins National Tourism Award
ENAT Member 'Accessible Portugal' won the annual tourism award given by the Portuguese Tourism Board, for the best project in the "Services" category. This award recognises the work carried out by Accessible Portugal, as a relevant contributor for the qualification of Portugal as an accessible tourism destination. Read more...

Do you have news, an event, a project or a good practice you would like to share?
You are welcome to send your news, events, and other items of interest for publication to:
enat@accessible tourism.org

Not a Member?  Go to the ENAT registration page : http://www.accessibletourism.org/?i=enat.en.member
Ivor Ambrose, Managing Director
European Network for Accessible Tourism asbl.
c/o EWORX S.A.,
Jean Moreas St. 66
GR-15231 Halandri, Athens
Tel. 0030 210 614 8380
Fax. 0030 210 614 8381
E-mail: enat@accessibletourism.org
ENAT Official Web Site: http://www.accessibletourism.org
Tourism SMEs' Networking Site: http://www.accessibletourism.ning.com
SKYPE name: ambroiv

ENAT: The European Network for Accessible Tourism asbl
is a non-profit association of organisations and individuals
from the private, public and NGO sectors. Our mission is
to make European tourism destinations, products and
services accessible to all visitors and to help promote
Accessible Tourism around the world.
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