National Tourism Dialogue

Date posted: 
21 June 2011

A National Dialogue of key stakeholders in inclusive and accessible tourism was yesterday hosted by Nican at Parliament House, Canberra. The Dialogue was opened by Senator the Hon Jan McLucas, Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers and discussed ways to market accessible and inclusive tourism. Accessible and inclusive tourism is key to giving Australian tourism a leading competitive edge, especially as the baby boomers retire.

Organisations involved included Australia For All Alliance Inc, Greatvenue, Simon Darcy PhD, UTS Business School, Disabled Motorists Association, Disability Information and Resource Centre, Nican, IDEAS, Travability and Leadership plus (formerly Inclusive Leisure Vic). Observers were also present from the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and the Disability Services Commission WA. The session was chaired by Annette Ellis, Nican's National Patron and former Shadow Minister for Disability and Carers.