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Richard Thompson at IWTTF24

Our CEO, Richard Thompson, panel member at IWTTM24

Richard is taking part in a panel discussion at this years International Women in Travel & Tourism Forum.

The ‘Making Travel Accessible to All’ panel discussion also features Angus Drummond of Limitless Travel and Nicola Degnan of Hays Travel.

Anyone wish to attend the event can find more details on the the events Programme page.

Accessible Journeys cover for April 2024

IncluCare in Accessible Journeys

We’re happy to have been featured in the April 2024 edition of Accessible Journeys.

The magazine is published in the USA and Canada and has a readership in excess of 1.5 million.

Just select the link to read the article about IncluCare and the following piece about Amilla Maldives.

Read > IncluCare in Accessible Journeys

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Amilla Maldives accolade

Conscious luxury pioneer Amilla Maldives has been named ‘Responsible Hospitality Partner of the Year’ 2024 at Forbes Travel Guide’s annual summit in Las Vegas. This noteworthy accolade was awarded in recognition of the Amilla team’s outstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as environmental sustainability.

Amilla Maldives is an IncluCare-certified resort and a member of The Conscious Travel Foundation

Read > Amilla Maldives accolade

Aspire Travel Club magazine - January 2024

On The Right Path

Aspire Magazine, a sister title of Travel Weekly, is shining a light on the rapidly growing and emerging accessible and inclusive travel market.

Erica Rich examines how the luxury sector is making progress in catering for disabled customers but that it still has some way to go to fully serve this luxury sector.

The article features comments from Alison Pearson, Head of Travel Services at Inclu and our CEO and Co-founder, Richard Thompson.

Read > On The Right Path

Article published in Aspire Travel Club magazine – January 2024

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A Case for Greater Inclusion in Luxury Travel

18 March 2024

Proudly hosted by The Dorchester, London

Icons of Inclusion is an inspirational, thought leadership, education and networking event, with a focus on diversity and inclusion in tourism. It will showcase best practices in the industry, celebrate role models through lively, informative discussions that will provide the industry with actionable steps they can take to create real change with regard to workplace culture, sales and marketing and operations.

Discover more and register now for the most important event of 2024 in the arena of conscious inclusivity in luxury hospitality, travel and lifestyle.

Read > A Case for Greater Inclusion in Luxury Travel

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Inclu CEO makes Condé Nast list of leading change-makers

In Beyond Barriers, Condé Nast Traveller UK’s monthly column dedicated to sharing the latest developments and stories of Disabled travel, they meet some of the most influential figures in the field of accessible travel. These are the pioneers who have defied stereotypes and paved the way for a more inclusive world, harnessing their personal experiences to catalyse a global shift. Their collective efforts are a testament to the transformative power of determination, creativity, and advocacy.

Read > Inclu CEO makes Condé Nast list of leading change-makers

Article published in Condé Nast Traveler on 19th January 2024.

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Amilla Maldives wins prestigious Blue Badge Award

Big congratulations to TCTF Member, Narelle McDougall and the team at Amilla Maldives for winning ‘The Best International Venue’ award at the prestigious Blue Badge Access Awards which took place at the Great Scotland Yard Hotel, London on Thursday evening. Fully deserved for the amazing work they do to make the destination accessible, inclusive and welcoming… whatever a guests physical, sensory or neuro-diverse requirement.

Read > Amilla Maldives wins prestigious Blue Badge Award

Sophie Morgan at Amilla Maldives

Is the global travel industry failing people with disabilities?

The travel industry in general is failing to deliver equitable and authentic opportunities to people with disabilities, says Richard Thompson, founder of IncluCare. This UK organisation is known for driving the “inclusion revolution” throughout the tourism sector by offering inclusive and accessible training, assessment and accreditation.

Read > Is the global travel industry failing people with disabilities?

Article published in The National on 25th October 2023.

Richard Thompson - Co-founder and CEO

Comment: The narrative around ‘accessible travel’ has to change

Inclu chief executive Richard Thompson believes the luxury sector holds the key to unlocking the market’s full potential.

Read > Comment: The narrative around ‘accessible travel’ has to change

Article published in Travel Weekly on 30th August 2023.