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Accessible Tourism – a great way to boost your numbers

What is accessible tourism? Accessible tourism is also known as Inclusive tourism, but what ever you call it, or however you define it, the meaning and aim is the same. “Accessible tourism is the ongoing endeavor to ensure tourist destinations, products, and services are accessible to all people, regardless of their physical or intellectual limitations,

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IRF

IRF Attends SportAccord’s IF Forum

IRF Attends SportAccord’s IF Forum IRF President Joseph Jones, Secretary General Sue Liell-Cock and International Relations Chair Peter Micheler recently had the extreme honor and pleasure of joining with 383 other participants to attend the 15th edition of the International Federation (IF) Forum hosted by SportAccord. This exclusive ‘by invitation only’ event is held every

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Thank you for registering - IRF GTE Conference 2021
Guide / Safety

IRF GTE Instructor Conference 2021 welcomed over 80 participants

IRF GTE Instructor Conference 2021 welcomed over 80 participants The IRF’s 2020 Instructor Conference was scheduled to be held in France in May last year but due to the pandemic, was postponed to May this year. As the time approached it became obvious that the pandemic still had its grip on the world. And so

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Chuya Rally 2021 H2H
Racing

Chuya Rally 2021

Chuya Rally 2021 From the 07 to 10 May the world-famous Chuya River, in the Altai Republic of the Russian Federation, saw the traditional rafting competitions of the All-Russian Rafting Competition, the Altai Republic Championships, but most importantly of all, the infamous Chuya Rally. Let us remind you that the first World Rafting Championship was

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Don't panic - take an IRF GTE course
Guide / Safety

Don’t Panic: Take an IRF GTE Workshop

Don’t Panic: Take an IRF GTE Workshop Since the release of my first article with the IRF, “5 Steps to Becoming a Rafting Wild Whitewater Woman”, I have been afforded the unique privileges of connecting with a diverse range of people & organisations operating within the outdoor industry; publishing a second article in which I

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Benvenuto nella River Family!
Guide / Safety

Benvenuto nella River Family

Benvenuto nella River Family! By Mark Hirst, IRF GTE Secretary The 29th of March was a memorable day for me. I was downhearted and depressed about the fact that I could not run any IRF workshops due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But I was healthy, and that’s all that really matters during this current period

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Sustainability in Rafting webinar
Sustainability

Sustainability in Rafting webinar available to book now

Following great success with our Persian language Sustainability in Rafting webinar, we once again bring you the highly regarded webinar, this time in English. Sustainability has a broad appeal not just to rafters. This was evidenced by the prestigious attendees at the Persian version of the Sustainability in Rafting Webinar. The first webinar was in

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Racing

Looking for a race to attend in Europe?

Many of you are desperate to get out and race again, to meet up with fellow rafters, and have some fun on and off the river and to enjoy some raft racing. Aren’t we all! Well, if you take a look at our racing calendar you will see there are quite a few for you

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Dracula Race bites EC 2021
Racing

Dracula Race bites into the Euro Cup season

The now annual pilgrimage of race teams to Transylvania has made its mark as the Dracula Race bites into the Euro Cup racing calendar. Race Director and regular face on judging and racing circuits at Euro and World level, Mihai Mares gives us some insight into the race that is now a regular on the

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