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Haberler ve Duyurular - ALANYA IS A MEMBER OF E.N.A.T NOW 30.09.2013

ALANYA IS A MEMBER OF E.N.A.T NOW

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As a result of the Accessible Tourism works which were conducted by Alanya Municipality in 2003, Alanya, which took an important step to be the model city of Turkey as an Accessible Tourist Destination with attendance of The Ministry of Culture and Tourism, The Ministry of Family and Social Policies General Directorate of Elderly and Handicapped Services, Alanya Chamber of Industry and Commerce and Alanya Tourist Operators Association in 2011, became the first E.N.A.T member city of Turkey signing the protocol Accessible Tourism City Alanya.

ENAT (European Network for Accessible Tourism) is supported by European Commission and gathers the professionals who conduct works on this matter together.

Managing Director, Mr. Ivor Ambrose said: "It is a great pleasure for us to have Alanya City as an Associate Member of ENAT. In fact, Alanya is first Turkish city to become an ENAT Member and we look forward to a strong cooperation with the city, helping to make it an accessible destination for all visitors. We also expect to welcome many more members from Turkey, given the country's leading position as a tourism nation. ENAT members benefit from networking with other accessible destinations, as well as travel operators, agents, and suppliers across the whole tourism value chain. We offer expertise and advice on all aspects of tourism and travel for the market of people with disabilities, seniors, families and all visitors who need good access.

In his statement, Alanya Municipality Mayor Hasan Sipahioğlu said “with works we have conducted about Accessible Tourism. We increased to number of the rooms in the hotels by integrating hotels into the works for people with disabilities in addition to the works we conducted in public places and on beaches. We will continue to increase good applications on this issue in tourism and accessibility of historical places in Alanya will be one of our priorities in the forthcoming days.”

Mayor Sipahioğlu indicated that ENAT membership would be very beneficial for tourism and travel agents working in Europe to gain information about Accessible Tourism City Alanya and it would contribute the city to be one of the accessible tourist destinations in the forthcoming years.

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