Accessible Tourism Event
Accessible Tourism or Inclusive Tourism, as it's known as, is the term used to describe tourism that serves the needs of a full range of consumers. The Inclusive Tourism market not only encompasses people with permanent physical disabilities, but also families with young children and senior travellers.
The market has grown significantly over the last few years, with many businesses who cater for this market seeing higher occupancy rates and development of a loyal customer base who keep returning.
Project Manager Jemma Reid, of MBTAG (Midlothian Borders Tourism Action Group) is organising the event. She said:
"Speakers will include Chris McCoy, the equality and diversity manager and head of the accessible tourism project at Visit Scotland as well as Moira Henderseon, who own an accessible holiday cottage in Fife and Hayley Burton, the short breaks development officer at VOCAL, the voice of carers across Lothian.
We'll also be hearing from Steve Callaghan who has an accessible adventure tourism business, so a great line up."
MBTAG are organising an event on Accessible Tourism on Tuesday 6th June. This event is FREE to attend, but you must be a tourism business in the Scottish Borders or Midlothian. Simply register your details here to attend.