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Travel Agent Newsletter March 2017

March 24, 2017

News from Andy's Desk!

 

Dear Travel Partners,

Hope everyone is adjusting to daylight savings time and have been able to convince the kiddos to wake up even though it is still dark outside!  The additional hour of sunlight will be nice at the end of the day once we are well adjusted.

We are looking forward to seeing you at upcoming events this year, including CLIA Cruise360 being held April 18 – 24 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.  Please check the “On the Road Again” section within the newsletter for additional events in which SNG will be present.  Our next Webinar is scheduled for April 12th at 3 PM.  Register here.

As the winter season nears closing, we are preparing for the openings of the ports in Seattle and Vancouver in April.  Also in April, SNG is pleased to once again be able to provide service in Vancouver, Washington for the American Steamboat Company and in Portland, Oregon for American Cruise Line.  

Be sure to look below for pictures from our 10 Year Anniversary celebration with NACTA.

 

We appreciate your partnership which has enabled SNG to accomplish many milestones over the last decade and we look forward to a bright future.  Thank you for making it possible to achieve our motto of Delivering an Accessible World.

Keep Smilin',

 

Andrew J. Garnett, CATA
President/CEO

 

 

SNG's 10th Year Anniversary Celebration with NACTA!

 

On February 21st we celebrated our 10 Year Anniversary by hosting a NACTA meeting at our warehouse in Dania Beach, Florida.  Below are some pictures with lots more when you CLICK HERE!

 

NACTA members taking some fun pictures in front of SNG scooters.

 

Our 10 Year Anniversary logo cake.

 

Andrew (photobombing) with Joe, Eddie and Don from NACTA.

 

 

 

Dania firm broadens horizons for Travelers with Disabilities

SNG Donates to Kindergarten Class at Central Park Elementary School

Special Needs Group Featured in Porthole Magazine

 

 

 

 

Get Onboard & Catch the Wave Online Booking Promotion - Expires on March 31st!

2017 Transatlantic Promotion - Just extended until April 30th!

 

 

 

New for 2017:  Silversea Silver Muse

Silversea’s Silver Muse will make its maiden voyage on April 10th when the boutique ship embarks on an eight day sailing round trip from Monte Carlo, Monaco.  The cruise line’s newest flagship of the fleet combines sophisticated Italian design with Silversea’s world-renowned ultra-luxury.  The boutique-sized Silver Muse enables the 596-guest vessel the ability to visit ports which large cruise ships do not have the ability of accessing. 

CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

 

SNG's Calendar of Events

April 5th - 7th
Uniglobe Travel Center Conference
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
San Diego, CA
 
April 12th at 3 PM EST
Special Needs Group WEBINAR
Open to all Travel Professionals!
To sign up please CLICK HERE!
 
April 18th at 12 Noon CT
NEXION Quick Learn WEBINAR 
 
April 21st from 3 PM - 7 PM ET
CLIA CRUISE360 Marketplace Trade Show
Fort Lauderdale Convention Center
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 
April 23rd - 25th 
Cruise Planners Boot Camp
Harrah's Atlantaic City
Atlantic City, NJ
 
May 3rd at 2  ET
Cruise Planners WEBINAR
 
May 16th at 11 AM ET
Cruise Planners Training Class Presentation
Fort Lauderdale Convention Center
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 
May 22nd - 25th
AVOYA Travel Conference
Rancho Bernardo Inn
San Diego, CA
 
May 24th - 26th
Cruise Planners Boot Camp
Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter
New Orleans, LA
 
 

My client wants to rent a power chair, what do I need to know?

 

Power chairs are a wonderful option for a client who is an at home user of a power chair with much practice on how to maneuver it.  We do not rent power chairs to anyone who does not use one at home.

 

CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

 

 

 

 

CATA Corner

Join over 3,200 travel professionals in becoming a SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocate through completing our online course; the course is composed of three easy on-line modules.  The 65-minute certification course is designed to increase our travel partners’ knowledge, skill sets and earning opportunities in the accessible travel/special needs market.

 

Your agency will have access to our exclusive SNG CATA Resource Center, earn the rights to utilize a proprietary logo to help market yourself as an SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocate, and your agency will be listed as a Certified Accessible Travel Advocate on our website.

 

PLUS, CLIA will give you 5 Credits for completing the course.

 

If you have not already registered with us, CLICK HERE!

 

 

“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light.  Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.” – Cesare Pavese

 

 

Spotlight:  Piraeus (Athens)

The Port of Piraeus is one of the largest in Europe and the main port in Athens, Greece with about 18.6 million passengers in 2014.  The 2004 Olympics hosted in Athens provided major improvements to the city, including Piraeus, still reflected today.  The cruise and ferry terminals were modernized with more efficient check in buildings, new entrance gates and wheelchair friendly terminals.  

CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

 

 

 

 

 

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Travel Agent - March 2017 Newsletter