Monday, 25 March 2013

Photos and video: BoBI and OpenBritain

It's been a really exciting fortnight for the charity I work for, Tourism for All UK.
 
Firstly, I was in charge of the TFA stand at Best of Britain & Ireland 2013 (BoBI).  Our stand activities included a prize draw for free membership of TFA, and promotion of our new OpenBritain website, the search facility for accessible accommodation recommended by VisitEngland, which many businesses can join for free.


Our business advice clinic offered information about making facilities and services more accessible, the value of the accesible tourism market, and how to reach out to tourists with access requirements.
 
Darren & I stayed at the Travelodge hotel at Birmingham Airport, our first time in a Travelodge.  We were pleasantly surprised by the accessible facilities, and the staff were really helpful.  We'll be returning again next year, if only so we can once again eat at the yummy Indian restaurant we found in Sheldon - fab access and great value!
 
On the TFA stand at BoBI 2013


Last week we officially launched the new OpenBritain.net website, at the House of Lords as part of British Tourism Week.  Sadly I couldn't be there, but the links below show some fabulous photos of the guests enjoying themselves, and a video of Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson, the UK's much loved paralympian and broadcaster, talking of some of her stories of travel as a wheelchair user.

Open Britain Launch Reception photos

Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson Launching Open Britain


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