Inclusive Tourism

In June 2017, MBTAG ran an Inclusive Tourism Event. This was an event to advise tourism businesses about this sector. We invited a variety of speakers to tell their stories, share their experiences and give advice on what small changes the businesses could implement to grow this market to their organisation.

Access to Adventure Presentation

Access to Adventure® believes the outdoors should never be off limits. That’s why, with their personal and bespoke approach, they develop unforgettable, accessible countryside experiences for all, especially for groups where one or more members has a disability.

Beach Wheelchairs Presentation

Beach Wheelchairs is a Scottish Charity which believes that everyone has the right to enjoy our beautiful beaches. Beach wheelchairs can also be used to allow children to take part in educational trips, individuals to attend beach weddings and may be used at other beaches or off road sites by prior arrangement. All of the wheelchairs have been specially designed to enable individuals with disabilities to get back on the beach. Unlike a standard manual wheelchair they have large, rubber wheels which move easily over the sand. They hire out beach wheelchairs free of charge from each of our seaside locations using local volunteers.

EICC Presentation

Situated at the heart of Scotland’s beautiful capital city, the EICC is one of the world’s outstanding venues for conferences and events. Their purpose-built centre offer the very best facilities and technology.

Neatebox Presentation

Neatebox– helps customer service teams provide a five star level of service to any person with a disability on entry to their store. Promoting equality as its core purpose and accessibility in customer service.

The Rings - Moira Henderson

The Rings is set in 90 acres of peaceful Fife farmland near Cupar. It has stunning views and rural walks across the Howe of Fife to the Lomond Hills. St Andrews is 20mins away, Dundee only 35mins and Edinburgh an hours drive. Perthshire and the Angus glens are all within easy reach for day trips. Their cottages are flexible giving you the freedom to book as many or as few rooms as you would like to suit your needs. They want to enable all members of your family or group to have a holiday together. They offer the freedom of self-catering accommodation.

The Royal Yacht of Briannia Presentaiton

Her Majesty’s Yacht Britannia, also known as the Royal Yacht Britannia, is the former royal yacht of the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, in service from 1954 until 1997.

 

 

VisitScotland

Accessible Tourism or Inclusive Tourism, as it’s also known as, is the term used to describe tourism that serves the needs of a full range of consumers. The Inclusive Tourism market includes anyone who has a specific access requirement such as  people with hearing loss, visual or mental impairment, wheelchair users, older people and families with young children and low-income families who cannot afford to go on holiday without support.

VOCAL - Hayley Burton

VOCAL delivers support through two carer centres in Edinburgh and Midlothian, and through staff based in the community. VOCAL works individually with carers to identify a plan of support which can include work with other agencies, referral to benefit, legal or power of attorney surgeries and access to a range of training and lifestyle management opportunities.