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Special Needs Group Agent Newsletter

Welcome to the Special Needs Group Travel Agent E-Newsletter!  Our newsletters provide the latest information on tips for selling special needs equipment, accessible destination information, cruise ships' accessibility and more.

To receive your FREE monthly special needs travel group e-newsletter, please register your company on the Agent Sign-up Form page and make sure you check off 'I would like to receive occasional travel agent updates via email’. If you have already registered as an Agent but did not check off the box or have not yet received a newsletter from us, please email agents@specialneedsgroup.com and specify Travel Agent newsletter.

We look forward to sharing our newsletters with you!

September 10, 2016
Travel Agent Newsletter September 2016

 

September 23, 2016

 

News from Andy's Desk!

 

Dear Travel Partners,

 

I hope everyone is well.  We are looking forward to entering the last quarter of the year.

 

November 11th marks our 5-Year Anniversary of the Certified Accessible Travel Advocate Program.  Presently, we have close to 2,900 certified agents.  Please help us in our race to 3,000.  We are seeking to reach our goal by the upcoming anniversary date.

 

Having just returned from a successful Co-Nexion Conference in San Diego, we are on the road again next week. Special Needs Group will be at ASTA Global Convention in Reno, Nevada from September 25th-28th.  If attending, make sure to stop by and visit us at Booth 16. 

 

We are pleased to be your partner and truly appreciate your continued support as we expand in Delivering an Accessible World.

 

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August 10, 2016
Travel Agent Newsletter August 2016

 

August 30, 2016

 

News from Andy's Desk!

 

Dear Travel Partners,

I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful summer.  As we look forward to our 5th Year Anniversary of our Certified Accessible Travel Advocate Program, our goal of reaching 3,000 is definitely a reachable goal.  Presently, the over 2,800 travel professionals registered with SNG are 140% more productive than those who are not registered.  Please find more detailed information regarding the program and registering in the “CATA Corner” below.

 

Special Needs Group will be present at the ASTA Global Convention at the Peppermill Resort in Reno, Nevada.  The annual event provides in-depth, interactive training for all facets of the industry as well as educating travel agents in how to develop and grow their businesses.  In addition to taking part in the ASTA program from September 25th – 28th, please take a look at our schedule within the newsletter to see our upcoming events and webinars. 

 

Please check our website (www.specialneedsgroup.com/agents) periodically for updates and any special promotions.

 

We are extremely grateful for your continued support as we evolve in delivering an accessible world.

 

Keep Smilin',

 

Andrew J. Garnett, CATA

President/CEO

 

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July 10, 2016
Travel Agent Newsletter July 2016

July 20, 2016

 

News from Andy's Desk!

 

Dear Travel Partners,

I hope everyone is enjoying Summer with family and friends.  After a busy first half of the year, we all deserve it!

In a few weeks we will once again be on the road making sure that travel professionals know that we are here to help their special needs guests enjoy their vacations with their loved ones as comfortably as possible.  We look forward to seeing many of you at:

  • ASTA Fiesta in the Desert in Phoenix
  • ASTA/NACTA Florida Summit in Cocoa Beach
  • CLIA cruisExcellence in Atlanta
  • GTM in South Florida

Please look for the details of these events are at the end of the newsletter.

Our next webinar is scheduled for July 27 at 4 PM EDT.  The webinar is open to all travel agents and you still have time to sign up here!

We are pleased to be your partner and greatly appreciate your continued support in allowing us to Deliver an Accessible World.

Keep Smilin',

 

Andrew J. Garnett, CATA

President/CEO

 

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April 10, 2016
Travel Agent Newsletter April 2016

April 20, 2016

 

News from Andy's Desk!

 

Dear Travel Partners,

 

I want to thank you for another successful First Quarter.  Without your support it would not be possible.

As for what’s happening here, we are pleased to announce that our Transatlantic Sailing Special continues through May.  It offers discounted rates for equipment rented on Transatlantic sailings. It also offers one free piece of mobility equipment (at equal or lesser value depending on equipment ordered) and waives the normal one-way fee.  For more details on the Transatlantic Special, please call us at 1-800-513-4515.

 

Please read through the newsletter to see a glimpse of how Special Needs Group provides support to the special needs community in our back yard, South Florida.  Recently, SNG participated at two local events, the 8th annual Boating & Beach Bash in Boca Raton, the nation’s largest free event for people with special needs, and the Best Day Foundation in Pompano Beach.

 

As we expand to further Delivering an Accessible World, we truly appreciate your support.

 

Keep Smilin',

 

Andrew J. Garnett, CATA
President/CEO

 

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March 10, 2016
Travel Agent Newsletter March 2016

March 24, 2016

 

News from Andy's Desk!

 

Dear Travel Partners,

 

I hope everyone is enjoying some nice weather after the winter months!

 

It was great to see some of you at the recent Seatrade Cruise Global Convention in Fort Lauderdale.  We are excited that Special Needs Group will be present at the following upcoming events in the “On the Road Again” section.  In addition, we are continuing to run our SNG Webinars which will be available to all travel professionals.  The next SNG Webinar is scheduled for May 25th.

 

 

We are looking forward to the upcoming start of the Alaska Season at the ports in Vancouver and Seattle during the months of April and May respectively.  Look for our Spotlight on Seattle within the Newsletter.  

 

Please check our website regularly for updates and any special promotions.

 

As we continue our mission of "Delivering an Accessible World®" we truly appreciate your support!

 

Keep Smilin',

 

Andrew J. Garnett, CATA
President/CEO

 

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February 10, 2016
Travel Agent Newsletter February 2016

February 23, 2016

 

News from Andy's Desk!

 

Dear Travel Partners,

 

I hope everyone is staying busy planning vacations for all of your clients up north battling the cold weather!

 

At Special Needs Group we are always looking for information we can share that may help you in serving the special needs market. Please read to the right about Accessible Travel Solutions, offering Accessible Tours and Accessible Transfers.  They pay travel agents a 10% commission!

 

2016 is going to be a busy year reaching as many of our travel agent partners as we can!  We have 4 webinars scheduled for March including our own that is open to all travel agents.  Travel professionals may sign up byCLICKING HERE.

 

Special Needs Group will be presenting at CLIA’s cruisExcellence in Orlando later this week and we will be present at the ASTA Maui Showcase in May including a Scooting for Charity event!  Please look below at our “On the Road” schedule for the next few months!  We would love for you to stop by and say hello!

 

Prior to closing, I would like all of our travel partners to please keep Debra Kerper, a travel agent, partner and friend in your thoughts and prayers.  On February 18th she became a bilateral amputee, 37 years after her first amputation. The accessible travel industry is a better place because of people like Debra who recently stated, “…work has become my life force which feeds my soul and my clients fill my heart with friendship and love.”  In response to her present obstacle life has presented, she simply stated, “I can do this.”  Special Needs Group wishes Debra a speady recovery!

 

We truly appreciate your support as we continue to deliver an accessible world!

 

 

 

Keep Smilin',

 

Andrew J. Garnett, CATA
President/CEO

 

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January 10, 2016
Travel Agent Newsletter January 2016

January 29, 2015

News from Andy's Desk!

Dear Travel Partners,

As we all move past the Holiday Season and Winter Storm Jonas, the Blizzard of early 2016, Special Needs Group is looking forward to working with all of our travel professionals for the upcoming peak travel season!

We are encouraged by the number of orders already received for the present year.  The “snowbirds,” I’m sure, more than ever, are looking forward to getting away and enjoying some sunshine.  Special Needs Group is presently running the Transatlantic Special again!  For more information regarding the special for transatlantic sailings see details on the side or please contact our office at .

We look forward to seeing you “On the Road” at the Cruise Planner Boot Camp being held March 23rd-25th in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Please check our website (www.specialneedsgroup.com/agents) regularly for updates and any special promotions.

Wishing you all the best!

Keep Smilin',

 

Andrew J. Garnett, CATA

President/CEO

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December 10, 2015
Travel Agent Newsletter December 2015

December 24, 2015

 

 

News from Andy's Desk!

 

Dear Travel Partners,

 

It's hard to believe that we are coming to the end of another year.  This was a very busy year for us at SNG.  We attended 32 travel agent events/trade shows and hosted 14 webinars.  We sincerely do appreciate you taking the time to visit with us at these events, and for joining us for the webinars. 

 

2016 promises to be another spectacular year, and we are excited for the opportunities for all of us to continue Delivering an Accessible World!

 

Wishing you and your family a safe and Happy Holiday Season, and all the very best in the New Year!

 

Keep Smilin',

 

Andrew J. Garnett, CATA
President/CEO

 

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October 10, 2015
Travel Agent Newsletter October 2015
July 10, 2015
Travel Agent Newsletter July 2015