Melissa regularly runs workshops for local councils, often in partnership with Chambers of Commerce, to educate businesses about the accessible tourism market. The workshops provide an introduction to the market, its size and potential business opportunities. These are then followed up with Inclusive Customer Service workshops aimed at front line staff with ‘how to’ for patrons with accessibility requirements. People that undertake this training learn how to engage with confidence and understanding, helping them to provide their guests with the highest level of service.
See our Training page for more information about our training services.
Melissa is also a sought after speaker and contributes articles to a variety of publications. She speaks to many business groups, educating them on the practical elements, as well as the economic and social benefits of being accessible. This in turn is a positive for local communities as cafes, restaurants and other tourism related businesses recognise the benefits of becoming accessible.
CanGoEverywhere was created to be the conduit between travellers and accessibility-friendly destinations and services. By providing information on accessible businesses and service providers around the country, CanGo helps people with special requirements have more confidence to travel and know their needs will be met – because let’s face it; everyone deserves a holiday without hassle!
Our vision for CanGo is for it to provide complete destination information. Not only will people be able to find somewhere to stay, but they’ll also be able to find what they can do, where they can eat and any other relevant information, such as equipment hire outlets.
This website is an ever evolving project. It has been designed by qualified access consultants and does not just provide information for wheelchair users. We want to provide information relevant to a broad range of people with many different disabilities and requirements.