Minister's Speech to 100+ at the Inaugural Access Tourism NZ Conference: A Neglected Market in New Zealand
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The Honourable Tariana Turia, Minister for Disabilities Issues and co-leader of the Maori Party opened the inaugural Access Tourism New Zealand Conference at AUT University Auckland on Monday (October 4th, 2010). The conference, organized by the New Zealand Tourism Research Institute, was attended by over 100 delegates.
ACCESS TOURISM NEW ZEALAND
The Honourable Tariana Turia, Minister for Disabilities Issues and co-leader of the Maori Party opened the inaugural Access Tourism New Zealand Conference at AUT University Auckland on Monday, October 4th, 2010.
The conference was organized by the New Zealand Tourism Research Institute. (NZTRI).
The audience of 100+ heard the Minister describe what Access Tourism is, and how this was the fastest growing sector overseas. She pointed out that this is an economically important market that is neglected in NZ.
She pledged her personal support for improving the performance of government agencies in removing participation and access barriers experienced by disabled people, and said she would do her best to take every recommendation about the practical measures that will lead to an accessible tourist experience that come out of the conference to the appropriate Minister for their action.
To read the Minister's Speech, visit the following webpage:
The website of the NZTRI provides conference videos of some of the speeches.
Research on Access Tourism
Access Tourism is one of the areas of the NZTRI Research Programme. It is led by Senior Research Officer, Sandra Rhodda.
Sandra Rhodda is an ENAT Member.