Inclusive Tourism, Access to all in West Wales
AIM OF THE DAY:
To link in with the nationwide Disabled Access Day campaign, this event focuses on the opportunities surrounding Inclusive Tourism in West Wales, to extend the main tourist season and to open more diverse opportunities for tourism providers to develop new markets and social networks throughout the community.
While developing the tourism sector, the improvements will benefit the marginalised people living within the area, creating increased opportunities to fully engage in all West Wales has to offer physically and socially.
To be truly inclusive, there will be a sign language interpreter present and simultaneous Welsh language translation is available.
10.30—Welcome and visit the stands promoting Inclusivity in the cafe area.
11.00—Introduction to Inclusive Tourism: Focusing on West Wales as a diverse and inclusive tourism venue. Jim Bowen, Clynfyw Care Farm.
11.30—'Natural Health Services in West Wales.' A short film introducing what West Wales can offer in terms of Natural Based Health Provision for a more diverse tourist market which represents the needs of a wider society.
12.00— Your National Park and the benefits of connecting with the outdoors for health and wellbeing: Hannah Buck, Health and Tourism Policy Officer, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority
12.30—How the Arts can inform Inclusive Tourism: Rachel Stelmach, Disability Arts Cymru, West Wales Field Officer. Focussing on making art, in its many forms, accessible to all disabled artists / people who wish to participate in it, at whatever level. With a particular focus on tourism and how inclusive arts can benefit the sector.
1.00—Lunch, networking and visit stands.
1.30—Opportunities for Inclusive Outdoor Sporting Provision in West Wales: Paul Renfro, Sustainable Recreation Coordinator, Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum
2.00—Multicultural Tourism in Wales: Siobhan Corria, Head of Inclusion, Action for Children. Developing opportunities for cultural diversity in tourism and our community as a whole. With a focus on more than Traditional Welsh culture, this talk focuses on multicultural Wales and how tourism can help improve cultural inclusivity as a whole.
2.30—Summary, conclusions and further actions.