Travel Agent Newsletter October 2013

 

 

 

October 10, 2013

 

News from Andy's Desk!

 

Dear Travel Partners,

 

Coming off the heels of a great Scooting for Charity event at NACTA's 2013 Annual Convention, I am very pleased to announce that we already have our next event booked!  Scooting for Charity will be at Travel Weekly's Cruise World in Fort Lauderdale in November.  Once again we will be donating all proceeds to Camillus House.  Please join us for some fun!

 

In conjunction with Travel Weekly's Cruise World we will be conducting our 3rd Annual Inner Circle/Advisory Board Meeting of industry luminaries that will help set the course for 2014 initiatives.

 

I am very proud to say that SNG continues to give back to our community.  Last week we donated scooters to four women in need in West Palm Beach.  So far we have given away 5 of the 10 scooters that we have designated to give to those in need in the Dade, Broward and West Palm Beach areas.  You can see a news clip on our Facebook page.

 

We want to hear from you!  Please send us your success stories.  We would love to share them! Send them to agents@specialneedsgroup.com.

 

Tensi just came back from a fabulous week onboard the Norwegian Breakaway.  Look for her take on it in the newsletter.

 

 

Keep Smilin',


Andrew Garnett, CATA
President/CEO

 

C.A.T.A. Corner  

             

Congratulations to the over 1,300 Travel Professionals who are now SNG Certified Accessible Travel AdvocateTM!

 

U.S. Travelers with Disabilities1

  • $220 billion in discretionary income
  • $13.6 billion annual spend
  • 32 million vacations annually
  • 85% travel with others
  • 24 million would travel/travel more frequently1

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. 

 

 

 

1 1998 Fortune Magazine

 

 

Scooter/Power Chair Do's & Don'ts

 

When we deliver a Scooter or Power Chair to your clients we leave them with a of Do's & Don'ts and Etiquette flyer to help them enjoy their mobility device safely and share the roads with others.  Here are a few of the tips:

  • Ask for assistance whenever approaching a steep incline.
  • DON'T attempt to qualify for the "Scooter Daytona 500!"  Don't speed over thresholds/speed bumps as they can 'bump' your scooter/power chair off of gear.
  • Move off a shared path if you have stopped so others can pass.
  • Travel at a speed that doesn't endanger others.

You can feel confident that SNG wants your clients to have a memorable vacation that they will have them coming back to you to start planning their next!

 

 

 

 

Please join us at Travel Weekly's Cruise World in Fort Lauderdale on November 7th.  Scooting for Charity will be set up at the trade show.  Come join us at this not to be missed industry event and have some fun!  Remember that all proceeds will go to Camillus House.

 

If you are SNG CATA (Certified Accessible Travel Advocate) remember to wear your pin for a special prize!

 

 

 

 

 

NACTA's very own Bob Duglin at our first Scooting for Charity event.  Why should he be the only one having fun!  Join us!

 

 

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