New European Accessible Tourism Directory “Pantou” connects travelers and suppliers
Travelers with a disability will now find it much easier to discover places to go and things to do – comfortably and safely – thanks to a new online directory of accessible tourism suppliers in all European Union countries launched recently by the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT).
The “Pantou” directory (Pantou means “everywhere” in Greek) is something disabled visitors have been demanding for many years, according to the ENAT. It is supported by the European Commission with the aim of helping travelers find Europe’s accessible accommodation, restaurants, transportation and other services.
Suppliers who are listed on Pantou provide a wide variety of tourism services, including accommodation, facilities, transport, tours, venues and attractions that are designed to be inclusive and accessible for people who have a disability, long-term health condition or other specific accessibility requirements.
To be listed with Pantou, tourism suppliers must indicate the type of services offered and the particular target groups they can serve. Suppliers must also give a reference about the accessibility of their services. This reference may be either an accessibility information/auditing scheme or an access labeling scheme to which they belong.
The directory also includes agencies and operators outside Europe who specialize in Europe-inbound tourism.
For further information, visit the Pantou website.