Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has announced its partnership with Sasol for the first Accessible Qatar Conference, which will be held at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre from today.
The conference will run over the first two days of the 14th Project Qatar exhibition, leveraging the biggest construction fair in Qatar as a platform for industry players to explore development that puts accessibility first. Project developers, owners, managers and operators will meet with more than a dozen international accessibility experts to discuss enhancing accessibility at existing and future venues.
The conference’s opening session will be hosted by QTA and focus on sustainable and accessible tourism. Guest speakers from Japan, Australia and Italy will discuss best practices from their respective accessible cities and the marketing strategies that make destinations attractive and viable for people with disabilities. With sustainability in mind, the session will cover steps for improving, maintaining and developing consistent accessibility efforts.
Accessible Qatar builds on Sasol’s ongoing Definitely Able initiative, according to a press statement. The concept for the initiative grew out of a session called ‘Finding the Accessible Doha’ held during the Definitely Able Conference in March 2015.
QTA’s support for the Accessible Qatar conference comes as an extension of its partnership with Sasol in the development of the Accessible Qatar application last year. Hassan al-Ibrahim, chief tourism development officer, said: “QTA is delighted to partner with Sasol for the Accessibility Qatar Conference, which promotes our shared vision for enhancing accessibility for disabled individuals in Qatar, whether visitors or residents, at the country’s numerous touristic, commercial, hospitality and leisure venues.”
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