5th International Conference on Accessible Tourism (ICAT 2014) - Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

 

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Dear Sir or Madam;

Tourism International Conference, Travel Mart Exhibition, Optional Tour & More

It is my pleasure to invite you to participate in 5th International Conference on Accessible Tourism (ICAT 2014) with the theme TOURISM FOR ALL that to be held from 4 till 7 December 2014, at MBPJ Civic Hall, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

ICAT 2014 is an event that aims to bring the Elderly and People with Disabilities to the heart of a more inclusive global society, in the same time to create awareness on this potential and niche market.  It is the first of such world-wide international events organized in Malaysia and will positively lead to an increased recognition and encouragement of policies and actions to promote Accessible Tourism for all.

The purpose of this conference is to present a discussion forum to identify key policies, strategies, and to provide information to policy makers, industry players, consumers and the public on Accessible Tourism for all. At the meeting, international guest speakers will be invited to discuss on the implementations, as well as to share country reports and progress on the topic.

Pre-Conference Tour and Access Tour will be part of Conference program for participants to experience the exciting of touring in Malaysia and giving input for improvement. The tour will take the participants to explore the fascinating sights in and around the city. Enjoy visits to cultural & heritage places and cosmopolitan structures that will leave them enriched with an experience of Accessible Tour.

 During the course of the event, there will also be an on-going exhibition featuring the accessible tourist attractions in Asia Pacific Region, interesting packages and facilities on Accessible Tourism. One could easily plan for an exciting and accessible tour with all the information provided. Besides that, the exhibition of arts and craft and various traditional hand-made products created by PWDs would highlight the contribution of PWDs in the field of tourism industry. In the same time there will be International Disability Arts Festival, Singing and Dancing Contest for those who have talent in performance to take part.

Another important purpose of ICAT 2014 is to officially form the Asia Pacific Network On Accessible Tourism (APNAT), in order to build up a bigger and wider network to create greater impact of Accessible Tourism to the world. 

Below please find the Conference Fee, Hotel Room prices and details for Optional Tours. A draft program is attached for your reference. Further information is available on http://icat2014.beautifulgate.org.my. For all other enquiries, please contact icat2014@beautifulgate.org.my.

 

Registration Dateline: September 30, 2014

 

 

Conference Registration Fee (December 4-7, 2014)

Category

Registration Fee
(Date Line: September 30th, 2014)

International
Participants

General

MYR 500

Group (5+)

MYR 400 each

Accompany Person

MYR 300

Student

MYR 300

General

MYR 300

Group(5+)

MYR 250 each

Local

Participants

Accompany Person

MYR 250

Student

MYR 250

 

Registration Equity

           

     Participants

Accompany Person

Student

Pre-Conference Tour with Lunch on Dec 4 (Only for International Participants register before September 30)

X

Welcome Dinner, Film & Photo Contest Prize Presentation on Dec 4

X

Disability Performing Arts Festival

Opening Ceremony on Dec 5

Main Conference on Dec 5 & 6

Break Out Session for Access Check or                        International Singing/Dancing Contest on Dec 6

Exhibition & Mini Mart on Dec 4 - 6

Awareness Walk on Dec 7

Closing Ceremony Dec 7

Lunch (3 days: Dec 5 - 7)

Coffee Break (2days: Dec 5 - 6 )

Conference Bag & Material

Relevant Information

Local Airport Transport (International Participants)

X

 

 

Hotel

 

    Pearl International hotel

Room rate: RM 180/room/night (twin bed, include 2 breakfast)

    Hilton Petaling Jaya

Room rate: RM 280/room/night (twin bed, include 2 breakfast)

 

 

 

Optional Tours

(a)  KL City Tour, sightseeing and the experience of hardknock (making own pewter bowl) with lunch.

Price: MYR 210/person, Minimum persons: 10 persons, Date of tour: 04th Dec 2014

 

(b)  Selangor Nature Park & Fireflies Night View Tour with dinner.

Price: MYR 285/person, Minimum persons: 10 persons, Date of tour: 05th Dec 2014

(quite challenges, only for those who could do self-transfer)

 

(c)  World Heritage Malacca daytrip tour with lunch.

Price: MYR 260/person, Minimum persons: 10 persons, Date of tour: 06th Dec 2014

 

I am also attached here the tentative program and registration form for your perusal. We look upon of your participation as it will bring much support and contribution to the conference and to the disabled community. Thank you.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Sia Siew Chin

ICAT 2014 Organizing Chairman

Executive Director, Beautiful Gate Foundation For The Disabled.

 

 

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