Tour4All Erasmus+ project newsletter Issue #3.
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3rd Project meeting
Palermo (Italy)
The third meeting regarding the TOUR4ALL project (Development of curricula on Accessible Tourism for VET Tourism Courses) was held in Palermo, Italy, on the 23rd and 24th January 2018. 

As we are on the last phase of Tour4all project, this meeting was crucial.  The main aims of the meeting were:
  • Debate among partners on resources produced: Module units and videos;
  • Preparation of the next steps: Teacher's guidelines, presentation of the training platform and pilot testing guidelines;
  • Outline the structure of the publication "Promoting Accessible Tourism for all people";
  • Presentation of the structure and dates of the Multiplier events which will take place in partners countries.

Pilot Testing

One of the activities of the second Intellectual Output from TOUR4ALL project was the development of a Module on Accessible Tourism and its resources. The module was divided in nine units and each partner was responsible for the development of the contents and resources of one unit. The module is completed by a Trainers’s Guide with useful tips for the teachers / trainers to implement the contents in a face-to-face environment. 

The module, the resources and the Trainer’s Guide will be soon available in a Free online Training Platform allocated to the Project’s website.

The pilot tester countries will be Portugal, Italy and Germany and the targets will be trainers and trainees from Tourism VET courses.

Keep following the news on the Pilot Testing activities on our next newsletter.

Tour4All roundtable in Thessaloniki

On 30 June 2017, at Moltivolti (, a famous cultural hub in the heart of Palermo, the Multiplier Event entitled “Accessible Tourism for All” was held within the scope of the project Tour4All – Development of curricula on Accessible Tourism for VET Tourism Courses. The event aimed to present the first results that the project team had developed to the local public.

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Tour4All roundtable in Thessaloniki

EfVET team members had the opportunity to disseminate Tour4All Erasmus Plus project during the EfVET 26th Annual Conference which took place on the last week of October in Thessaloniki.
Two roundtables sessions, each of 30 minutes, about Tour4all project were organised during EfVET Annual Conference. The goal was to introduced EfVET delegates into the subject of the project: develop of curricula on Accessible tourism for VET tourism Courses.

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Lithuanian Association of people with disabilities

Lithuanian Association of People with Disabilities (LŽNS) years cooperates with governmental, non-governmental, private institutions, and companies which work in Tourism sector – Tourism Department, Tourism Associations, Department of Cultural Heritage, and others, for several years already. The representatives of LŽNS are the members of Lithuanian Tourism Council.

This cooperation gives possibility to speak about people with disabilities as the users of tourism services. There is still a common myth in Lithuania that people with disabilities do not travel and to make the touristic objects accessible costs a lot of money but it does not provide an economical benefit. Ginta Žemaitaitytė, the project coordinator of LŽNS, argues that quite often to make an object or a service accessible does not cost so much if at the first stages of building or reconstructing the object one thinks about accessibility. Almost everybody believes that to make the object accessible is enough. For example, if there is no information about the accessibility of the object, nobody will know about it… The lack of information complicates visiting of these objects.


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Virtual Tourism Observatory (VTO)

The European Commission's Virtual Tourism Observatory (VTO) aims to support policy makers and businesses develop better strategies for a more competitive European tourism sector. The Virtual Tourism Observatory provides access to a broad collection of information, data and analysis on current trends in the tourism sector. It includes the latest available figures on the sector's trends and volumes, economic and environmental impact, and the origin and profile of tourists.
Disabled persons to have better access to products and services in the EU

♿Around 80 million people in the EU live with a disability to some degree. Due to the ageing of the population, the figure is expected to increase to 120 million by 2020. The amended text was approved and gives Parliament’s team a mandate to start negotiations with Council, which has yet to agree on its position.
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