Special Needs Group / Special Needs at Seas to Celebrate 10th Anniversary on February 14th
Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea®, the Leading Global Provider of Special Needs Equipment, to Celebrate 10th Anniversary on Feb. 14
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Feb. 13, 2017 — Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea® (SNG) www.specialneedsgroup.com, the leading global provider of special needs equipment rentals, will celebrate its 10th anniversary of delivering an accessible world on Feb. 14, 2017. Since 2007, SNG has been achieving unprecedented milestones in providing those with special needs and/or disabilities the ability to travel, whether it be across the globe or within their own area.
SNG staff will commemorate the milestone during a Feb. 21 meeting with its travel partners, the NACTA (National Association of Career Travel Agents). The event will be catered by the ARC Broward Culinary School, which provides opportunities for people with disabilities and other life changes to realize their full potential.
Since it was launched, SNG has completed over 150,000 orders, making travel dreams come true for individuals with special needs and/or disabilities. This includes “slow walkers,” and the baby boomer/silver segment of the population. The accessible travel segment is the fastest-growing market segment in travel.
“SNG was founded with a strategic vision to deliver an accessible world and make it possible for anyone to travel, even if they have a disability or special need," stated Andrew J Garnett, SNG founder, president & CEO. “Today, we are breaking travel barriers for hundreds of thousands of individuals with special needs who wish to see the world.”
SNG services 165 metropolitan areas in 35 countries across the globe. It is the leading global provider of wheelchair rentals, scooter rentals, oxygen rentals and other special needs equipment rentals, and also offers a broad range of special needs equipment for purchase. The only mobility and oxygen equipment supplier in the world trusted by all major cruise lines, the company also services guests visiting hotels, resorts, theme parks and convention centers.
In addition to providing special needs equipment, SNG continuously raises awareness of special needs travel through newsletters, webinars, blogs, social media tools, panel discussions, and presentations. Also, the company supports ARC Broward, Camillus House, and local elementary schools.
Over 3,200 travel professionals have become Certified Accessible Travel Advocates™ through SNG’s groundbreaking Certified Accessible Travel Advocate program, launched in 2011, which allows travel professionals to become conversant with the accessible travel market segment through online study and testing.
Plus, over 14,000 travel agents are registered with SNG, allowing them to provide clients with the confidence of booking with one of the top providers of special needs equipment.
About Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea®
Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea® is the leading global provider of wheelchair rentals, scooter rentals, oxygen rentals and other special needs equipment rentals. It also offers a broad range of special needs equipment for purchase. Recommended by the world's major cruise lines for superior service and value, Special Needs Group also services guests visiting hotels, resorts, theme parks and convention centers. Special Needs Group is the only mobility and oxygen equipment supplier that is approved to deliver to all major cruise lines Special Needs Group is the travel industry’s only total special needs travel solution. Special Needs Group provides service in 165 ports and cities located in 35 countries. It is located at 302 NW 1st Street, Dania Beach, FL 33004. For more information, visit www.specialneedsgroup.com or call 1-800-513-4515.
Official News Releases
- February 13, 2017
- Special Needs Group / Special Needs at Seas to Celebrate 10th Anniversary on February 14th
- November 13, 2015
- SNG announces Certification Milestone
2,500 Travel Professionals successfully complete Special Needs Group Certified Accessible Travel Advocates® program!
- July 17, 2014
- Travel Agent wins free MSC Cruise in Special Needs Group Certification promotion
Gloria Hallick, ACC of Expedia CruiseShipCenters in Alberta, Canada is the lucky winner of the SNG Certification promotion that resulted in SNG celebrating over 2,000 Certified Accessible Travel Advocates.
- July 1, 2014
- Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea® Continue Efforts to Provide Awareness for Special Needs Travel
Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea® Continue Efforts to Provide Awareness for Special Needs Travel at National Federation of the Blind Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla.
- May 16, 2014
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- April 29, 2015
- SNG Donates a Powerchair to ARC Broward Client
- August 25, 2014
- Sun Sentinel's Top Work Places for People on the Move Honors Andrew Garnett, President/CEO of SNG
- May 6, 2013
- Special Needs Group Featured in The Miami Herald
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- May 6, 2013
- Scooter Donation Helps Improve Teen's Mobility
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- May 9, 2011
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