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Tourist Experiences of Individuals with Vision Impairment

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This research sought to develop understanding of the experience of travelling with vision impairment. It used an inductive approach with theory developed from the data. The paucity of research on travelling with vision impairment necessitated this first step in a process designed to gain a fuller understanding of the existing and potential tourism market. Without an understanding of the tourist experience, determination and creation of a viable market are not possible.

by Tanya L Packer, Jennie Small and Simon Darcy

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This month’s issue of PATAconversations focuses on sustainability!

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Our mission is to act as a catalyst for the responsible development of the Asia Pacific travel and tourism industry.
– Mario Hardy, CEO, PATA

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This second White Paper, From Challenges to Solutions, maps water stress and scarcity in the Asia Pacific region against tourism water use. The paper reviews new evidence to better understand the key drivers for water utilization in hotels and where management action should be best focused.

Primary data on hotels are sourced from a survey of hotels operators together with benchmarking data drawn from the international EarthCheck Certification database. In addition, a comparison of municipal and tourism water use per person per day is undertaken to gain some understanding of the key issues associated with water equity and responsible water management at a destination level. By ‘EarthCheck Research Institute’. Read more.

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