Inclusive Tourism Networking Event - Parramatta

  • Date:

    15 November 2017

  • Time:

    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

  • Location:

    UNE Future Campus Lecture Room, Level 1, 232 Church Street, Parramatta

Inclusive Tourism is an untapped opportunity, largely due to the ageing population. In 2015, 15% of Australia’s population (3.7 million people) were aged 65 and over. Many of these seniors do not even identify as having a disability, and have retained their sense of adventure.

20% of the population identify as having a disability, of these 88% take a holiday each year, injecting $8 billion into the travel industry.

Considering that people with disability are likely to travel and/ or engage in recreational activities with a carer, friend(s) or family – the inclusive tourism market is a huge section of the travel and recreational market.

LGNSW has organised a series of morning networking events across regional NSW which focus on Inclusive Tourism.

Businesses and councils will hear about:

  • The compelling business case for inclusive tourism - how can businesses and councils take advantage of the emerging market for accessible travel and recreation
  • Small changes that businesses can make to enhance accessibility and increase profits
  • Providing the best possible customer service
  • Uploading the right information to digital tourism databases
  • Understanding older people, people with disability and carers as consumers 

Presenting will be:

  • The NSW Business Chamber
  • Destination NSW
  • Local Government NSW
  • The Australian Tourism Data Warehouse

Event locations and dates:

  • Batemans Bay - Tuesday August 1
  • Bega - Wednesday August 2
  • Ballina - Tuesday August 15
  • Port Macquarie - Wednesday August 16
  • Tamworth - Thursday August 17
  • Parkes - Monday August 28
  • Orange - Tuesday August 29
  • Blue Mountains - Wednesday August 30
  • Broken Hill - Wednesday September 6
  • Wagga Wagga - Tuesday September 19
  • Parramatta - Wednesday November 15
  • Northern Beaches - Wednesday November 29


Funded by the NSW Department of Industry through the Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure program and the NSW Department of Family and Community Services. The views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the views of NSW Department of Industry or the NSW Department of Family and Community Services.