November 27, 2023

Lifeworks Charity Champions Inclusive Tourism at Devon Tourism Awards 2023/24

Devon Tourism Awards

A celebration of accessibility and inclusion

In a celebration of accessibility and inclusion, Lifeworks Charity proudly sponsored the Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award at the prestigious Devon Tourism Awards 2023/24. The event, held at The Riviera International Centre, showcased the best in the tourism industry, with Lifeworks’ Head of College, Karen Dorow, presenting the Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award

Karen emphasised the importance of making tourism accessible and inclusive for everyone. She remarked, “At Lifeworks Charity, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty and experiences that tourism has to offer. It’s not just about travel; it’s about creating spaces and experiences that cater to the diverse needs of all individuals, regardless of their abilities.”

The Gold Award winner

The Gold Award winner went to Seaton Tramway. The tramway’s commitment to providing an inclusive environment for visitors of all abilities stood out, earning them the top honour. Karen expressed her delight at presenting the award, stating, “Seaton Tramway has truly embraced the spirit of accessible tourism. Their dedication to creating an inclusive space for everyone exemplifies the values we hold dear at Lifeworks Charity.”

The Silver and Bronze Awards

Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum claimed the Silver Award for their outstanding efforts in making their attractions accessible to a wide range of visitors. The Bronze Award went to Lower Keats Glamping, a testament to their commitment to providing inclusive and welcoming accommodations.

Accessible and Inclusive Tourism

The Devon Tourism Awards not only recognized outstanding contributions but also served as a platform to inspire others in the industry to prioritize accessibility and inclusivity. Karen mentioned, “Accessible and inclusive tourism is not just a commendable effort; it’s a necessity. It opens doors for everyone to enjoy the wonders of our world. Let’s continue working together to make tourism an enriching experience for all.”

Lifeworks Charity’s sponsorship of the Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award at the Devon Tourism Awards 2023/24 underscored their commitment to fostering an inclusive society, where everyone can participate in and enjoy the pleasures of travel and exploration.

Devon Tourism Awards 2023/24 – Highlights

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