By Jake Steinman, Founder & CEO, TravelAbility Summit
Jake Steinman, shared he has learned a great deal from the DMOs that have embraced accessibility to become more inclusive and welcoming to everyone. It inspired TravelAbility’s Summit tagline: “All Means All” and resulted in many unintended consequences that have surprised destination leaders.
- The DMOs who are accessible for people who are disabled today, will also be accessible for baby boomers tomorrow.
- Destinations will have found a way to address what some refer to as “DE&I fatigue.” “I” is for inclusive.
- DMOs will be part of a growing movement that is becoming more mainstream.
- Becoming accessible for visitors with disabilities also benefits locals.
- Destinations find they are developing new product without knowing it.
- Destinations may experience reduced staff turnover.
- Destination Leaders may receive kudos from board members and elected officials instead of criticism.
- And finally, people may think you’re a better person.
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