Accessible tourism – the elephant in the room that Airbnb and tourism venues overlook

17 May 2019

The need for more accessible tourism options that cater to a wider range of needs and disabilities was the focus of a keynote speech from Lonely Planet, in a recent seminar at The University of Queensland (UQ), St Lucia.

The seminar, organised by UQ Business School students as part of their engagement with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), has flagged accessibility as an important aspect of tourism that continues to be overlooked, particularly in a global environment where peer-to-peer marketplace’s such as Airbnb continues to grow rapidly.