Travel Agent Newsletter November 2013

November 18, 2013

 

 

News from Andy's Desk!

 

Dear Travel Partners,

 

The last few weeks have been very busy with lots of wonderful events and opportunities to meet with so many travel agents and partners.  Travel Weekly's Cruise World was especially exciting for us as we held our 3rd SNG Inner Circle Meeting and our 2nd "Scooting for Charity" event.  Read more about it in the newsletter.

 

We continue to grow the accessibility/specialty needs content in our website with the addition of Princess Cruises, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.  Please visit our site regularly for continued updates.  You'll be glad you did!

 

I want to take this time to sincerely thank  each and every one of you for your continued support.  I wish you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Keep Smilin',


Andrew Garnett, CATA
President/CEO

 

 

C.A.T.A. Corner  

             

Congratulations to the over 1,400 Travel Professionals who are now SNG Certified Accessible Travel AdvocateTM!

 

Did you know???

Baby Boomers are the fastest growing demographic worldwide!!!

  • Born between Jan 1946 - Dec 1964
  • 76 million Americans
  • 11 million Canadians
  • January 1, 2011, Baby Boomers began turning 65
  • Over 10,000 American are turning 65 daily (365,000 annually)
  • This continues until 2030!

Help us reach our GOAL!  We want 1,500 certified agents by the end of the year.  If you are not yet certified click here to take the FREE course!  CLIA will give you 5 credits.

 

 

 

 

Ship Inspection Check List

 

SNG wants you to have the tools you need to make selling to the Special Needs market as simple (and profitable) as possible.  With that in mind we developed the SNG Ship Inspection Checklist.  One side lists the things you should be looking for when on a ship from the perspective of a person who has mobility accessibility special needs.  The flip side is looking for someone who is visually impaired.  The next time you are going on a ship inspection, if you are CATA, be sure to log onto the secured CATA section on our website to print a copy to take with you. 

 

Feel confident when you book your Special Needs client on the cruise vacation that is most suitable for them!

 

  

 

 

 

Coming soon....

 

SNG sets sights on expansion to land destinations in 2014……starting with select Caribbean & European destinations…..

 

We will keep you updated in the months to come!

 

3rd Inner Circle Meeting

 

 

We want to say THANK YOU  to our Inner Circle for joining us for our 3rd SNG Inner Circle Meeting held during Travel Weekly's Cruise World in Fort Lauderdale on November 7th. 

 

We took a look at all that we have done up to now and what we have coming in 2014.  We have lots of work to do and look forward to our continued conversation with this powerful group to see it through.

 

 

Congratulation to our 2013 Power Partner of the Year recipient - NACTA!  We are extremely thankful to NACTA for allowing us hold our inaugural Scooting for Charity event at their conference in September.  Bob Duglin, VP of Sales & Industry Relations, was there to accept the award.

 

 

‘On The Road Again’SNG’s Calendar of events


Be sure to stop by and say hello!
   

November 22 - 24

Abilities Expo

San Jose McEnery Convention Center

San Jose, CA

 

December 14

Expedia CruiseShipCenters

Franchise FAM and Conference

Club Med Port Saint Lucie

Saint Lucie, FL

 

 

 

 

 

Our 2nd Scooting for Charity event was held at Travel Weekly's Cruise World.  Not only did we all have lots of fun but it was also another successful fundraiser for Camillus House.  Thank you to all who participated!

 

Debra Kerper challenges our very own - Andy!

 

 

About Camillus House - Every service offered at Camillus is carried out with the deeply held belief that every human being is precious in the eyes of the Lord and deserves love, respect and a chance to live a dignified life.  Learn more about this wonderful organization by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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