First South East Asia Conference on Accessible Tourism 2012

Asia-Pacific, June 11 2012

The first South East Asia Conference on Accessible Tourism (SEACAT) 2012 organized by Beautiful Gate Foundation for the Disabled, will be held on November 23-26, 2012, with the theme “Accessible Tourism Promotes Regional Development” at Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

SEACAT 2012 logo

The event is supported by Malaysia Council of Rehabilitation, and Malaysia Prime Minister Department.

It is the first of such a kind of event organized in the region, and is aimed to increase recognition and encourage policies and actions to promote Accessible Tourism for all.

Activities and programs of the event are carefully designed to disseminate practical knowledge and information on accessible tourism encompassing accessible touristic sights, accommodation, transportation, ICT services, provide accessible entertaining activities and related information to the participants and at the same time create awareness towards Accessible Tourism and a Barrier-free Society to the public.

The two days conference focuses on the importance of accessibility that would help promote Accessible Tourism that could bring impact to regional economic development. Besides that it will draw attention to persons with disabilities challenges that the countries in South-East Asia are currently facing as well as suggesting the potential of the power of accessibility in promoting accessible tourism in the region.

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By Aqeel Qureshi

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