Gay Friendly Accreditation for Tasmanian Tourism Operators
Rainbow Communities Tasmania and Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania, have partnered to provide a training and accreditation program for tourism operators in Tasmania. Tasmania already has excellent anti-discrimination legislation and this accreditation program builds on it to guarantee LGBTIQ visitors a welcoming and inclusive experience.
The public launch of the program has created an interesting debate in Hobart's Mercury Newspaper. See below for the main article, then be sure to scroll right down and click the "Read More Comments" button for the full debate. The range of comments show how far we have come in building an inclusive society, but also reveals that we have a bit more work to do.
It also shows an unfounded fear that non LGBTIQ people would for some unexplained reason be excluded or treated badly at Gay Friendly Accredited operators. This is of course, not the case. The accreditation scheme is about assuring LGBTIQ people that they are as welcome as everyone else.
Look for this logo that will be appearing with more operators from mid 2013. It is your guarantee that the operators have achieved the knowledge and attitude that will ensure a quality visit, regardless of sexuality.
Launch of the Rainbow Tasmania Tourism Accreditation program.
Luke Martin, Tourism Industry Council Tasmania, Scott Bacon, Minister for Tourism, Julian Punch, Rainbow Communities Tasmania
Read the story In Hobart's Mercury Newspaper. Scroll right to the bottom for the lively public debate.
Read the story In Hobart's Mercury Newspaper. Be sure to scroll right to the bottom for the lively public debate.
Huon Valley Escapes Gay Friendly and Rainbow Accredited Operators
Huon Valley Escapes only works with operators who are known to be gay friendly. The operators listed below are either gay owned and operated or accredited under the official Rainbow Tourism Accreditation scheme.
Gay Friendly Accredited
Gay Owned and Operated
Huon Bush Retreats
Rainbow Accreditation in progress
Gay Owned and / or Operated
Member Gay and Lesbian Tourism Australia
Home Hill Beach House
Gay owned and operated
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