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New Book: Accessible Tourism: Challenges and Opportunities

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The Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre (STCRC) has recently produced a new publication Accessible Tourism: Challenges and Opportunities. This is a FREE resource available here:

From the book:

“American adults with disabilities or reduced mobility currently spend an average of $13.6 billion a year on travel.
Creating accessible cruise ships, accessible ship terminals, accessible ground transportation, and accessible tourism destinations is not charity. It is just good business.”

Dr Scott Rains, a US expert on disability issues
This publication provides an easy-to-read summary of four key research pieces into accessible tourism, including:

* Setting a Research Agenda for Accessible Tourism
* Developing Business Case Studies for Accessible Tourism
* Tourist Experiences of Individuals with Vision Impairment
* Visitor Accessibility in Urban Centres

The research can be used to assist in better planning for and addressing the needs of visitors with disability and other access issues.



Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre (STCRC) was established under the Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centres program in 1997, and has grown to be the largest dedicated tourism research organisation in the world. STCRC has more than 300 tourism research reports available for free download at


Amber Brown
General Manager, Communications and Industry Extension
Sustainable Tourism CRC
Gold Coast Campus
Griffith University QLD 4222

Ph: (07) 5552 8116

Mob: (0434) 622 466
Fax: (07) 5552 8171


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