The blog seeks to present a brief history of accessible tourism through reviewing key documents and presenting new research as it is published. Central to the examination of the history of the field and contemporary innovation, is an understanding that accessible tourism is complex, multilayered and involves stakeholders from the commercial, government and the third sectors. Solutions need to be developed through collaboration and understanding stakeholder perspectives.
All abilities trek to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko - Australia's highest peak
New Published Research from NZ on Mobility Disability and Attitudes to Motorised Access of Wilderness
An interesting new article that analyses the comparative attitudes of people with mobility disabilities and the general public to the provision of motorized access to wilderness environments in New Zealand.
Lovelock, B. A. (2010). Planes, trains and wheelchairs in the bush: Attitudes of people with mobility-disabilities to enhanced motorised access in remote natural settings. Tourism Management, 31(3), 357-366.