The crowning achievement of the evening was undoubtedly receiving the Inaugural Excellence in Accessible Tourism Award. This recognition holds a special place in our hearts as it reflects our unwavering dedication to making outdoor adventures accessible to all. Tracy Lindsey, OTBT Founder and Director, expressed her immense pride in this acknowledgment, stating,
Moreover, securing the Silver Medal in Adventure Tourism and the Bronze in Tour & Transport Operator further reaffirmed our mission to provide unparalleled and immersive outdoor experiences tailored to diverse needs and abilities. These accolades underscore the incredible effort and commitment of our team, past and present, in crafting unique adventures that foster personal growth, well-being, and a deeper connection with nature.
Our Hike-Ability program stands as a testament to this dedication. Through this tailored 1:1 program, we’ve witnessed remarkable transformations in the lives of individuals with disabilities. Over two years of dedicated work with Western Australians living with disabilities have shown us the profound impact of outdoor exploration on both physical and mental well-being.
At Off The Beaten Track WA, our journey has been shaped by a relentless pursuit of inclusivity and a genuine desire to make a meaningful difference. Achieving the Quality Tourism Framework Accessibility Accreditation in the Cognitive/Autism and Low Hearing categories further solidifies our commitment to ensuring that everyone can experience the wonders of nature.
This recognition at the 2023 Perth Airport Tourism Awards serves as a milestone, a testament to our ongoing dedication to providing accessible and life-enhancing experiences. We are immensely grateful for this acknowledgment and extend our heartfelt thanks to our incredible team for their hard work and dedication.
As we look ahead, we’re excited to represent Western Australia at the Australian Tourism Awards in Darwin in March 2024. This journey wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our community, and we’re eager to continue breaking barriers and setting new standards in accessible tourism.
To learn more about our award-winning Hike-Ability program and our commitment to accessibility, visit our website here. Join us as we celebrate this momentous achievement and embark on the next chapter of our adventure!