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Travel Agent Newsletter December 2017

 

December 10, 2017

 

 

 

News from Andy's Desk!

 

Dear Travel Partners,

 

It is hard to believe that we are coming to the end of another year.

 

We recently had wonderful experience at Travel Weekly's CruiseWorld here locally in Fort Lauderdale.  Along with CruiseWorld, we attended our second USTOA Annual Conference also held in Fort Lauderdale along with OASIS and Signature Conventions at the the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas. 

 

Please check within the Newsletter about our milestone of certifying over 3,550 Travel Professionals as Accessible Travel Advocates and our recent donation of a Scooter to Camillus House in Miami.  Also, in conjunction with NACTA's South Florida Chapter, SNG donated items to Aguadilla Nursing Home in Puerto Rico; the nursing home after being affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria is still without electricity, but continues in assisting locals within the community. 

 

We are thoroughly looking forward to 2018 and another spectacular year as we continue exploring new opportunities for Delivering an Accessible World®.  

 

In addition, please check out details regarding our Transatlantic Promotion within the Newsletter. 

 

Wishing you and your family a safe and Happy Holiday Season and the best for a healhty and prosperous New Year.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

 

Keep Smilin',


Andrew Garnett, CATA
President/CEO

 

 

 

Introducing…

 

Special Needs Group

 

Annual Transatlantic Promotion

 

Clients renting medical equipment for 2018 Transatlantic sailings from North America to Europe

RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL PIECE OF EQUIPMENT

(of equal or lesser value) FREE of charge!

 

         One way fees waived!

         North America Pricing!

   Must book between December 1st and March 31st

         To receive this offer you will need to call us toll free at 800.513.4515 or international at 954.585.0575.

Offer can only be booked by phone!

 

 Toll Free: 800.513.4515 | International: (1) 954.585.0575

302 NW 1st Street, Dania Beach, FL 33004

Email:  agents@specialneedsgroup.com

www.specialneedsgroup.com

 

 

SNG Sponsors

5th Annual Miss Arc Broward

 

The Special Needs Group was recently pleased to provide gift bags to all contestants at the 5th Annual Miss ARC Broward - a pegeant to empower young women with disabilities. 

 

Congratulations to the contestants and title holders!  We are proud to continue to sponsor this one-of-a-kind pageant that gives young women with disabilites and life challenges the opportunity to shine and expres their individuality.

 

 

       

Quote of the Month

 

"For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson 

                                                                

                         

 

 

SNG Celebrates

6th Anniversary 

of CATA Certification Program  

 

 

Special Needs Group celebrated the 6th Anniversary of the SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocate® Program at the Company's 7th Inner Circle/Advisory Board gathering held on November 14th at Travel Weekly's CruiseWorld.

 

The Certification program is the Travel Industry's first such cirriuculum designed to equip Travel Professional with an insight and expertise to better serve the Special Needs/Disability and Mature Market segments.

 

Over 3,550 Travel Professionals Certified as Accessible Travel Advocates of its 6th Anniversary date on Veterans Day, November 11th.  

 

The program has successfully completed Beta-testing and has been delivered and has been delivered in "live" Conference seminar format with onsite testing at four industry events in the past twelve months. 

 

 

 If you are not yet certified, 

click here to take the FREE course!  

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to

Special Needs Group 

Power Partner of the Year,

Travel Weekly!!!

 

 

 

Andrew Garnett, President/CEO presents

Power Partner of the Year Award to Travel Weekly's Publisher,

Bruce Shulman.

 

 

 

 

Spotlight: Tampa

 

Port Tampa Bay, referred to as “Big Guava,” is one of the premier cruise port destinations in the South.  Just a short distance from Tampa International Airport, one of the nation’s top-rated airports, as well as having an excellent interstate highway system, the city provides those sailing into and out of the port in Tampa convenience and accessibility.  Big Guava offers an enjoyable destination to explore prior to or following one’s cruise.

 

 

CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE.

 

 

Mobility Scooters should be charged EVERY night!

The charger has a safety feature that will not allow the battery to be overcharged. 

The scooter key must be removed from the scooter while it is being charged.

CLICK HERE to learn more about how your client can enjoy his/her scooter rental!

 

 

       

Congratulations to

SNG's

iPad Promotion Winners!!!

 

 

 

 

Wendy Egloff, WTH

SNG Certification Promotion

 

&

 

Rachel Mooney, Avoya

Bookings Promotion

 

Congratulations Ladies!!!

 

The promotins were held concurrently from July 1st through October 31ts.  All SNG Certified Agents; were included in the Certification drawing and a separate booking promotion was conducted for Agents' booking during the promotion.