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Last 27 to 29 of September in Malaga, Spain, the second International Congress on Technology and Tourism for All took place,organized by Fundacion ONCE. The 3 days congress was the occasion to present the new innovation on all aspects of Accessible Tourism. On the 29th APP TOUR YOU coordinator was invited to speak at a roundtable on innovation in accessible tourism training. It was the occasion of presenting the ATY products (the MOOC and the APP/WEB SOLUTION to an audience of more than 400 delegates and to strengthen new collaboration with IT organizations and European Universities. We will keep you informed on the outcomes.

Follow the roundtable here

The fourth newsletter of App Tour You project is now released, with information from our partners (in this issue ASM, our Polish partner, and Generalitat de Catalunya) and news on our last international conference in Brussels on the 27th of June.

4th newsletter of App Tour You Project in English.

ATY 4th newsletter - Italiano

ATY 4th newsletter - Español

ATY 4th newsletter Català

ATY 4th newsletter POLSKY

ATY 4th newsletter - Slovensky

Learning and training in ‘Tourism for All’ are under the spotlight at the final EU Conference organised by the APP TOUR YOU partnership.

All tourism sector actors and stakeholders are welcome to learn about the on-line open learning course developed by APP TOUR YOU, the first MOOC on accessible tourism worldwide.

The conference will share training experiences and review the learning and skills requirements for accessible, inclusive tourism services, with contributions from the European Commission, tourist boards, businesses, trainers and accessible tourism experts.

Participants are invited to a Networking Buffet Lunch from 13:15 to 14:00 hours.

Date:             Tuesday 27 June 2017, from 10:00 to 13:15 hours, followed by a buffet lunch.

Venue:           BTC Belgian Development Agency, "Espace Jacqmotte", Rue Haute, 139.  1000 Brussels, Belgium

Main topics:   ‘Tourism for All’, eLearning and training for Tourism SMEs and Accessible Tourism Destinations.

Please register here.

DRAFT PROGRAMME

09.30

 Registration and coffee

10.00
Session 1

 Welcome & Introduction: The Importance of Training in ‘Tourism for All’
 Moderator: Ivor Ambrose, Managing Director, ENAT 

10.00

 Anna Grazia Laura, President of ENAT and APP TOUR YOU Project Manager

10.10

 Girma Anuskeviciute, European Commission DG GROW, Tourism Unit

10.20

 Chris McCoy, VisitScotland, ENAT NTOs’ Learning Group

10.35

 Efi Kalampoukidou, President, Federation of European Tourist Guides Associations

10.50

 Geneviève Delefortrie, VisitFlanders

11.05

 INAIL – Superabile:  Disability, accessibility and Sports  (Speaker tbc)

11.20

 European Tourism Manifesto. European Travel Commission, (Speaker tbc)

11.30

 Xun Ji, disabled blogger on Accessible Tourism 

11.40

 Chris Veitch, Access New Business - UK Disability Champion for the Tourism Industry

11.50

 Magnus Berglund, Director of Accessibility, Scandic Hotels, Sweden   

12.00
Session 2

 Round-up by the APP TOUR YOU Partners

12.00

 Anna Grazia Laura & Emiliano Deferrari, TANDEM.  Summing up of the project activities and results by the project coordinator

12.10

 Dr. Ákos Niklai, President of Hungarian Hotel and Restaurant Association and Vice President,
HOTREC. “Positive outcomes for stakeholders”

12.20

 Montse Solé, Directorate General for Tourism, Government of Catalunya. Engaging with Small and Medium Sized Enterprises.  

12.30

 Sylvana Mestre, Play and Train Association, Barcelona. MOOC experiences.  

12.40

 What’s next? ASM, Poland

12.50

 Benefits of accessible tourism for EU Member States.  INCIPIT and PREMIKI, Italy

13.00

 Conclusions: Ivor Ambrose, ENAT

13.15

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