27 October 2022

Meet the Experts: Adventure is for All - Accessible & Inclusive Tourism in Adventure Travel

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27 October 2022 @ 04:00 PM AET / 06:00 PM NZST / 01:00 PM SINGAPORE /12:00 PM BANGKOK/ 10:30 AM INDIA



The World Economic Forum's Travel & Tourism Development Index 2021 found that embedding inclusivity, sustainability and resilience as a tourism recovery strategy, will ensure that tourism can continue to be a driver of global connectivity, peace, economic and social progress.

Adventure Travel, as a sector, is always striving to be more inclusive and sustainable through initiatives such as women in leadership, community tourism, wildlife conservation, climate change and zero waste - but when it comes to Accessible Tourism and enabling travelers of all abilities to participate in adventure experiences, there are both perceived and real challenges. See Article Adventure is for All

15% of the world’s population (1 billion people) live with some form of disability, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). A lack of knowledge on how to accommodate and enable this market eager to experience the active outdoors, is holding back adventure travel from being truly inclusive - and the global conversation surrounding human rights, too.

Through this webinar, the ATTA wants to share some wonderful success stories, and show you how Accessible Tourism and Adventure Travel can absolutely go hand in hand. We’ll hear from some local heroes sharing their amazing journey, tips, and advice to give you the confidence to go that extra mile.

You will gain perspective from some outstanding work being done in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, Thailand, New Zealand and Australia. Tour operators who actively develop inclusive experiences will share their challenges and opportunities. You will hear about destinations laying the groundwork, from infrastructure and policy to creative collaborations, and get some guidelines for how to create an inclusive adventure destination.

In this webinar, you will come away with:

  1. A better idea of the challenges and opportunities of making adventure travel more accessible
  2. Accessible Tourism as an opportunity for innovation and competitiveness
  3. An understanding of inclusion in Adventure Travel and how it can empower individuals and society as a whole
  4. Why making travel more accessible is not just the right thing to do, but also a significant economic opportunity.
  5. Creating access in Nature while limiting the impact in the environment

This webinar will be recorded and shared with those who register. Registration is required.


Julia Svaganovic (Moderator - Australia) 

AITCAP Coordinator

Jezza Williams (New Zealand)

Director, Makingtrax Foundation

Pankaj Pradhananga (Nepal)

Director, Four Season Travel & Tours

Ewan Cluckie (Thailand)

Founder, Tripseed

Bill Forester (Australia)

Founder/Owner, TravAbility