PHOTOS: Destination Gold Coast’s Accessible Tourism Roadshow a success

PHOTOS: Destination Gold Coast’s Accessible Tourism Roadshow a success

Over 300 Travel Advisors joined Disability Service workers at the Destination Gold Coast Roadshow events in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney this past fortnight.

Attendees heard about updates on recent additions to the Gold Coast and the work the region and its members are doing to make the destination inclusive for all travellers.

Over 15 Gold Coast based accommodation providers, tour operators and attractions attended one or more of the three events across Australia’s East Coast, providing product updates while spotlighting inclusive infrastructure.

The Roadshows also highlighted some of the amazing new resources Destination Gold Coast and the City of Gold Coast have released to help make travel to the region easier for all.

Some of the resource highlights announced at the event include the new City of Gold Coast and Destination Gold Coast Accessible Visitor Guide – a 158-page resource showcasing a collection of the accommodation, transportation and attractions on the Gold Coast leading the way in this space.

The Accessible Visitor Guide is the latest in a slew of resources on offer to help travel agents plan a perfect Gold Coast escape for their clients, joining already robust assets such as Mobility Maps, Changing Places toilet locations, the Queensland Government produced Accessible Holiday Destination Guide, and information regarding volunteering for the Gold Coast’s Accessible Beaches Program – all of which can be found on the Destination Gold Coast and City of Gold Coast websites.

Also announced at the Roadshow were a series of 21 Accessible Audio Guides, which Destination Gold Coast commissioned with leading Queensland based operator, VacayIt. The Accessible Audio Guides are now available on the VacayIt App.

Each Audio Guide is approximately 8-10 minutes in length and offers a short audio taste of over 100 attractions, experiences, and accommodation offerings available across the Gold Coast.

Each episode also highlights accessibility information on the accommodations and experiences featured.

These assets, along with the recent Roadshow are just the start of Destination Gold Coast’s commitment to making the region an inclusive destination for all travellers as they were spotlighted this year as part of the Queensland Government’s Year of Accessible Tourism.

The Destination Gold Coast Domestic Roadshow, the Accessible Visitor Guide and the VacayIt Audio guides were made possible through matched funding from the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ).

Check out some pics of the roadshow below!

Sydney Roadshow 2

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