A City for Everyone: Inclusive Brisbane Plan 2019-2029 - Accessible tourism

Brisbane is a lifestyle city, and our global reputation as a tourism destination attests to that. Council’s investment in enhancing accessibility provides an opportunity to extend the city’s offering to visitors of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Council understands that visitors want to know that cafes, restaurants, activities and accommodation are accessible.

Accessible tourism in Australia is an $8 billion industry set to boom as the global population ages and the NDIS is fully implemented. People with disabilities and their families stay an average of eight nights when travelling, often in groups, and tend to travel across all seasons¹. Additionally, visitors from diverse cultural backgrounds seek inclusive services that make it easy to stay and play in Brisbane. Council will continue to improve accessibility within the tourism sector and promote inclusive tourism through its campaigns.

Council will also partner with commercial providers to improve accessibility for day trips.

"My parents, grandparents and I were here for a holiday a few years ago. Ensuring that my ageing grandparents could access the same facilities and activities as us was critical in making the decision to holiday here and then eventually move to Brisbane."

- Martika, Kangaroo Point

References

1. Inclusive Tourism, Travel & tourism: the largest and fastest growing industry worldwide, Inclusive Tourism, Brunswick Heads, 2015, viewed 27 July 2019, https://www.inclusivetourism.com.au/

Last updated:27 March 2020