Professor of Events, Sport and Tourism, UTS Business School
Simon Darcy specialises in developing inclusive organisational approaches for diversity groups. His expertise has been used by the UNWTO, International Paralympic Committee and state tourism organisations to assist in developing accessible destination management for areas as diverse as Cairns, Catalonia and Rio de Janeiro. Simon’s research and industry collaboration on accessible tourism has been recognised for its outstanding contribution to the field through the World Leisure Organisation's Innovation Prize, the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s publication on best practice and the Asociación Española de Expertos Científicos en Turismo best tourism research paper published in 2015.
Co-Founder of Travability.travel
Bill is an acknowledged world leader in Accessible Tourism, Universal Design and Social Inclusion and the economic impact the retiring Baby Boomers will have on the tourism sector.
He is a business focussed professional who has a fundamental belief in sound economic management, and understands the competitive advantage to be had from effective environmental sustainability and social inclusion.
Accessible Tourism Consultant
Chris Veitch is an independent consultant with wide experience in the field of accessible tourism. After gaining a First Class degree in Tourism Management, he was a policy executive in the English Tourism Council (ETC) managing projects to improve the accessibility of tourism in England. In 2003 he set up his own practice.
Marketing and Business Development Manager, Sandcastle Waterpark
Jane currently oversees all aspects of Marketing and PR at Sandcastle Waterpark in the UK. She is involved in all aspects of business development from securing the UKs national Gold Award for Accessibility to the introduction of Cashless wristbands and other development technology.