AITCAP 2024 Supporters and Sponsors

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Victoria Tourism Industry Council - AITCAP 2024 Event Partner

GetAboutAble is thrilled to announce our partnership with Victoria Tourism Industry Council. Accessibility and inclusivity are at the core of the 5 key pillars of the State Government’s Experience Victoria 2033 Strategy.

As Felicia Mariani, CEO of VTIC puts it: “People travelling with accessibility needs already represent over $13 billion in revenue for our national visitor economy. As this market grows in the coming years, so too will the value to our sector. It’s imperative that Victoria is seen as leaders in catering for the accessibility requirements of our visitors and works to prepare the industry to cater for this important market.

Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre - AITCAP 2024 Venue Partner

At Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, visionary ideas come to life, and the world’s thought leaders gather. The iconic venue hosts dynamic exhibitions, conferences, galas, and concerts—everyone who visits leaves inspired and excited.  


MCEC loves all communities and interests, creating a space where everyone feels welcome. Blending trendy eats, sustainability, and cutting-edge tech, it creates mind-blowing, globally recognised events.  


Thanks to its progressive sustainability practices, choosing MCEC means making a positive environmental impact. Feel Melbourne’s vibe, discover the next big thing, and be part of the conversation that shapes the future. 

Tourism Australia

Tourism Australia is the Australian Government agency responsible for attracting international visitors to Australia, both for leisure and business events. The organisation is active in 15 key markets and activities include advertising, PR and media programs, trade shows and industry programs, consumer promotions, online communications and consumer research.

Austrade

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) helps grow Australia’s prosperity by delivering quality trade and investment services to businesses, accelerates growth in Australia’s tourism sector and promotes Australia’s education to the world.

Victoria Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions

The Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions is focused on growing Victoria’s prosperity, building the productive capacity of the State’s economy and increasing participation – by creating more opportunities for people through skills and jobs; helping businesses and industries to thrive; and building vibrant communities and regions.

City of Melbourne

City of Melbourne is committed to accessibility and inclusivity, so all Melburnians and visitors feel welcome in the city. Melbourne thrives on the vibrancy and diversity of its community and they are proud to be a city that everyone can enjoy. 
Through ongoing partnerships, evaluating their practices and talking with the community, they continue to identify barriers and implement solutions to make sure Melbourne is an inclusive destination for all.

GetAboutAble is excited to work with City of Melbourne to support their city’s visitors and improve access and inclusion across Melbourne. Explore accessible dining, shopping, local attractions and much more and experience magical Melbourne with confidence.

Metro Trains Melbourne - AITCAP 2024 Transport Partner

As Melbourne’s metropolitan rail service, Metro Trains operates across 16 lines, 222 stations and 998 kilometres of track, seven days a week. 

 

They have over 7,000 employees across diverse locations, from frontline train drivers and signallers to station staff and corporate office workers. They strive to represent the community they serve and are proud to have one of the largest groups of female drivers in the world.

 

Together, Metro Trains work as one team to deliver safe, reliable train services, and an exceptional passenger experience for all Victorians and visitors to Melbourne. They maintain and renew the railway network to ensure assets are safe and operate reliably.

 

They partner with the State Government to deliver city-shaping projects and build Melbourne’s railway of the future.

Big Red Group

Big Red Group is the largest experience network in Australia and New Zealand. A powerful connector that provides more than 3000 experience operators with quality customers and the tourism industry with trusted intelligence and partnership.

 

Australian-owned, Big Red Group operates an industry-leading platform, enabling the wholesale distribution of experiences through domestic and international partners, powering its renowned domestic marketplaces RedBalloon, Adrenaline, Experience Oz, and Everything NZ. Equipping in-destination experience retailing through hotels and travel agents through its Local Agent offering.

Scope

Founded 75 years ago, Scope is  Australia’s largest Disability Service Provider who supports over 7,000 individuals and families with disabilities nationally.


Scope partner with businesses, government and people with disabilities to create  inclusive and accessible services.


Scope’s Communication Inclusion Resource Centre has supported over 700 businesses and organisations across Australia, delivering training, information and resources in Disability Inclusion, Accessible and Inclusive Communication, including customised  Communication Tools and  Easy Read document translations.

Oakwood Premier Melbourne - AITCAP 2024 Accommodation Partner

Oakwood Premiere Melbourne is located in the heart of Southbank, combining the conveniences of a hotel with the modern comforts of serviced apartments. Perfect for a working trip, Oakwood Premiere Melbourne features various business amenities such as a conducive co-working space and four flexible boardrooms. 

Travellers Aid

Travellers Aid is about access and inclusion. Across all of their services, they’re committed to ensuring that all Victorians can participate in the community. 

 

They operate from four service sites at Southern Cross and Flinders Street Stations in Melbourne and Ballarat and Seymour Railway Stations in regional Victoria.

 

Travellers Aid also provides services at iconic Melbourne events and public transport disruptions in Melbourne.

 

View the AITCAP Accessibility Information to see how Travellers Aid can support you. 

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Australia & New Zealand - AITCAP 2023 Event Supporter

The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower initiative provides a globally recognised communication tool (the Sunflower) for people with non-visible disabilities, providing each person with a discreet way to indicate they may need a bit more time, help or assistance without explanation. Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme Australia and New Zealand are actively seeking businesses to join the Sunflower initiative by subscribing on www.hiddendisabilitiesshop.com.au Staff have access to (3) short awareness videos to help people understand what the Sunflower represents and how to support. The business becomes a Sunflower Friendly destination welcoming all!

Humanitix

Humanitix is AITCAP ticketing platform and there are very good reasons why! Not only is it an excellent technical platform for any type of event, Humanitix is also registered charity so booking fees cover costs, and everything else goes to their education projects. Humanitix also makes it its mission to help make every event accessible to all people with disabilties by building the appropriate tools and resources.

EvacuLife - Exhibitor, Product Demonstrator

In an emergency, having the right equipment can be the difference between survival and disaster. Is your home, workplace and car equipped with the tools you need to ensure you, your family and your workmates stay safe in case of an emergency?

 

EvacuLife supplies emergency evacuation equipment for home, work and vehicles. Their range also includes products focused on the needs of people with disability. Don’t wait until it’s too late – prepare your home, workplace and vehicle with the right emergency equipment so it’s there when you need it most.

Cérge - Product Demonstrator

Cérge solves two of the biggest barriers to community participation, sport & leisure and accessible tourism for the disability community:

1. A lack of public information

2. Customer service bias.

 

The Cérge Content Management Platform delivers a stepped change in public information about venue accessibility so customers can “Know Before They Go”.

 

The Cérge Companion App allows customers to discreetly inform service staff before arrival of essential “about me” information and be assured of a warm welcome.

The Accessible Group - Exhibitor

Accessible Accommodation and Accessible Experiences are the leading platforms in the tourism industry, dedicated to promoting inclusive travel. AccessibleAccommodation.com specialises in showcasing properties that combine comfort and accessibility for travellers with disabilities, ensuring a welcoming stay.

 

AccessibleExperiences.com offers curated experiences and activities that cater to diverse needs, enhancing the overall travel experience. Both websites feature an accreditation program that certifies properties and services, providing a trusted seal of quality and accessibility. By partnering with these platforms, tourism businesses can reach a broader audience, boost their reputation, and contribute to a more inclusive travel environment.

Travel Without Limits - Exhibitor

Travel Without Limits is Australia’s first–and only! disability-specific travel magazine. They share stories from people with lived experience of travelling with disabilities to inform and inspire others. People with disabilities deserve to know what’s possible, and see themselves reflected in their information resources.

Hidden Disabilities - Exhibitor

The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Initiative provides a globally recognised communication tool (the Sunflower) for people with non-visual disabilities, providing each person with a discreet way to indicate that they may need a bit more time, help or assistance without explanation.  

OZeWAI - Digital Accessibilty Experience Hub

The 2024 AITCAP Business Hub will feature a Digital Accessibility Experience Lab hosted by OZeWAI, the Australian Web Accessibility Initiative. 
 
Delegates can get hands-on, to learn about the ‘what, why and how’ of digital accessibility and how technology impacts the user experience, as well as test the accessibility of their organisation’s website.

Flow Vessel

Flow Vessel is not your average water bottle. They exist because they understand how important Universal Design products are. Co-designed with people with disabilities, their unique bottle was launched to help people with disabilities find a product that was accessible and useful – a bottle for anybody. 

Access Easy English

Access Easy English is internationally recognised and leads the world in best practice accessible written information for all.

Access Easy English development has an average of grade 1.5 reading equivalence, supported by clear and specific images. It is for any person with low literacy.

 

44% of the adult Australian population do not have the literacy to manage a range of day to day reading tasks. Easy English increases access to everyone to know about your services, events and activities. Creating any content to Easy English, including website development. They offer training and other implementation supports.

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What is AITCAP?

The Accessible & Inclusive Tourism Conference in the Asia-Pacific (AITCAP) is a yearly event showing how catering to the valuable accessible & inclusive market promotes sustainable growth and creates great opportunities for the travel & tourism industry in the region.

We connect travelers, businesses, policy makers and destination marketing organisations, to create a momentum and contribute to the upgrowth of the sector.