We thank our incredible sponsors

They are working with us to make running the Accessible & Inclusive Tourism Conference possible year on year.

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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

GetAboutAble is excited to work with the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre (MCEC), a preeminent accessible venue, to deliver a first class event providing knowledge, resources and networks to the tourism industry to improve their accessibility and capitalise on this valuable market. 

The MCEC teams bring fresh ideas and imagination to every event. They turn concepts on their head to make each experience momentous. They welcome events of all shapes and sizes, from meetings and conferences to exhibitions, concerts and galas, whether in-person, virtual or hybrid. And their city is their inspiration. Melbourne/Narrm is on show – in the architecture and design, food and hospitality, location and views. 

Tourism Australia - AITCAP 2024 Platinum Sponsor

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 - AITCAP 2024 Platinum Sponsor

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 - AITCAP 2024 Platinum Sponsor

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 - AITCAP 2024 Gold Sponsor

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 - AITCAP 2024 Transport Partner

Metro Trains operate 239 six/seven-carriage trains across 15 lines, 222 stations and 998 kilometres of track, seven days a week.

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

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

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

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. 

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 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 - AITCAP Supporter

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.

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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.