Queensland is continuing to grow its reputation for inclusive travel with the launch of a brand new guide to help conference and exhibition organisers make their events more accessible.
Developed by City of Gold Coast in partnership with Destination Gold Coast, the 158-page visitor guide features transport options, accommodation, experiences and attractions for those who meet, work and visit the Gold Coast.
Destination Gold Coast Interim COO, Rachel Hancock, said the region is fast gaining a reputation as one of the most inclusive cities in Australia.
“From our airport to accommodation, venues and experiences, we’re proud of the significant progress we’ve made for those who visit,” Ms Hancock said.
“With 2023 being the Year of Accessible Tourism, the Gold Coast sees this as an opportunity to ignite change and create opportunities for the city’s tourism businesses.”
Destination Gold Coast’s Head of Business Events, Brooke Campbell, said the resource is an important step forward in ensuring that all abilities are considered, acknowledged and catered for.
“We know that one-in-five people have a disability in Australia,” Mrs Campbell said.
“The Gold Coast is a destination for everyone, not just for holiday makers, but meeting planners, professional conference organisers and incentive groups.
“All guests and delegates travelling to the Gold Coast can be confident that they are arriving at an inclusive and accessible destination where we are making constant improvements to the services and information available for all abilities.”
It joins the city’s Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre which also recently launched its GCCEC Accessibility Guide.