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Maggie Bootsman

A travel and tourism professional

About me

A travel and tourism professional with 40 years of experience in the industry in Australia, New Zealand and the UAE.

My experience spans hotels; airlines; distribution systems; travel agencies and I am currently the General Manager for the Travel Counsellors Franchise group – a joint venture with DNATA.

Making Accessible Tourism a reality is pivotal to Travel Counsellors mission and we put time and effort into ensuring that all our people know how to support people of determination and enable their desire to travel.

I am a passionate advocate for everyone having access to the ability to travel and see the world – irrespective of what may be their ‘perceived disability’. It is the environment a person is in that creates the difficulty for many - not their own limitations.

There is a lot still to be done but the UAE is making inroads and this summit is a great inititiaive to bring together local and international influencers and experts to learn from each other and drive accessible tourism forwards.

I am delighted to have been asked to MC this summit and be part of the process that is challenging perceptions and changing perspectives. Dubai strives to be a city for everyone and this summit is another step towards that end.