Accessible and Inclusive Tourism
Through the provision of universally designed tourism services, and surroundings, inclusive tourism enables people with access requirements, such as mobility, vision, hearing, and cognitive dimensions of access, to function independently with equity and dignity.
Nearly 20% of Australians and 15% of the world’s population, respectively, have a disability. The percentage of Australian travelers with mobility, visual, hearing, and cognitive disability is anticipated to rise as the population ages.
Around 75% of Australians with disability travel frequently, and there are few differences between persons with and without disabilities in terms of the reasons why they travel, how travel decisions are made, and where they choose to go.
With a disability rate of 26%, Tasmania has the highest rate of all the states and territories, greater than the national average of 18%. With approximately 20% of the population being 65 years of age or older, we also have the oldest population in Australia.
Tourism Tasmania has a guide to accessible and inclusive tourism to help support tourism operators in improving on products and services for tourism on the East Coast follow this link for more information https://www.tourismtasmania.com.au/industry/inclusive-tourism/
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The Tasmanian tourism industry acknowledges the Tasmanian Aboriginal people and their enduring custodianship of lutruwita / Tasmania. We honour 40,000 years of uninterrupted care, protection and belonging to these islands, before the invasion and colonisation of European settlement. As a tourism industry that welcomes visitors to these lands, we acknowledge our responsibility to represent to our visitors Tasmania’s deep and complex history, fully, respectfully and truthfully. We acknowledge the Aboriginal people who continue to care for this country today. We pay our respects to their elders, past and present. We honour their stories, songs, art, and culture, and their aspirations for the future of their people and these lands. We respectfully ask that tourism be a part of that future.