Brussels Grand Place

I know, I know…It’s not that much fun hearing about someone else’s trips if you aren’t going too! And it’s a bit of a tease trawling through hundreds of happy snaps after the event, so we’ll try not to bombard you!

But, we (Clair and Linda.. Scotty is holding the fort in oz while we are busy ‘working’), wanted to share with you what we’ll learn about at the Destinations For All, World Summit on Accessible Tourism in Brussels next month. We are so excited to hear from industry experts from around the world, to build on our knowledge and improve what we are doing around accessible tourism here in Australia.

The two day conference will present the innovations and best practices for the development of accessible destinations for all, including:

  • How to create an accessible destination
  • The role of accessible transport
  • Why information is such an important factor
  • Accessible cycling tourism experiences
  • Technology
  • Impact of accessibility
  • Outdoors and adventure activities for all
  • and loads more…..

Their website is a great example of providing detailed accessible information relating to the event and accommodation venues… other tourism operators could use this as a basis for updating their own websites!

The event itself is a 100% accessible including; pathways, appropriate signage, trained volunteers and a dedicated contact is available to provide any information or answer any queries, before and during the summit. Programs are available in multiple languages and even in braille upon request!

We’ll take the opportunity to check out a Scandic Hotel as mentioned in an earlier blog who are considered leaders in offering mainstream accessible accommodation venues. Plus we’ll ride the Eurostar and visit a few other iconic spots between Brussels and Amsterdam. I can guarantee a trip to Belgium will not be complete without visiting a beer hall and a chocolate shop!

Tell us what you are most looking forward to hearing about?!

Feature photo credit: Visit Flanders