Bill Forrester on Inclusion in Tourism

What questions can we pose to an industry on the verge of recovery in an era where the demographic of "travel age adults" is about to mushroom?

  • Does the tourism industry understand the profit implications of the significant investment that it has already made in  mere physical accessibility?
  • To what extent is the barrier today a cultural deficit of the Tourism Industry that makes it impervious to its own self-interest with a burgeoning under-served market?
  • How does the industry intend to market the connection between its existing infrastructure investment, attitudes toward travelers with disabilities  made concrete in design and carried virally by staff?
  • What mechanisms does the industry have in place for continuous improvement in the face of the desires of the tourist with a disability?

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