Following inaugural success of the Accessible & Inclusive Tourism Conference in Asia Pacific (AITCAP) in 2021, the event is back bigger and stronger in May 2022.
“AITCAP 2021 was a massive, very well executed event,” says Ivor Ambrose, managing director of the European Network for Accessible Tourism. “It set the standard for all accessible tourism conferences!” With a satisfaction rate of 9.6 out of 10 from the more than 300 speakers, sponsors and attendees, the event not only filled a gap in the market, but provided exceptional value for participants.
What’s AITCAP about?
AITCAP was established to help the tourism industry understand and cater to the fast-growing, under-served market of travellers with mobility, hearing, vision and other accessibility needs. As well as showcasing accessible travel options in the region, it provides advice, resources and support for tourism business wanting to cater to the 20% of travellers with accessibility needs. Organised by GetAboutAble, an Australian social enterprise focused on improving travel and leisure options for people with disability, founded by Dr Yasmine Gray.
Highlights of AITCAP 2022
Hear from Australian and international keynote speakers, industry leaders and tourism operators on a diverse range of themes.
- Discover Asia-Pacific’s accessible and inclusive travel offerings
- Learn valuable traveller tips and workarounds
- Discover how to achieve accessibility and inclusiveness in your travel business
- Learn how to facilitate cooperation in promoting accessible tourism destinations
An inclusive virtual event
Spread over four days, in 2-3 hour sessions, the conference mixes presentations, interviews, panel discussions and masterclasses, all of which are pre-recorded with captions and transcripts to ensure accessibility for all participants, including those who can’t attend the live event. There will be live Q&A sessions, exclusive networking events and a community platform for ongoing discussion.
The conference attracts a diversity of attendees, with the 2021 event made up of 40% people with disabilities or carers, and 45% of people representing the travel and tourism industry. This meeting of minds of industry professionals and end users ensures future developments in the travel and tourism sector address the specific and varied requirements of travellers with a range of needs. Come and be part of the discussion!
Tuesday 17th, Thursday 19th, Tuesday 24th, Thursday 26th May 2022.
Tickets prices $45-$100. Concessions available on application.
For more information, including how to register, visit: www.getaboutable.com/aitcap
Want to be involved as a speaker or sponsor? Contact Manon DAVID, [email protected]
This sponsored article first appeared in Travel Without Limits #7 (March 2022)