The Accessibility Advocate - January 2017
January 23, 2017
From the President's Corner!
Happy New Year!
I hope that everyone enjoyed some time with loved ones during the Holidays! 2016 was a fantastic year; I look forward to what promises to be a spectacular upcoming year.
Through the 1st Quarter of the year, we are running our annual Transatlantic Special promotion. Guests renting medical equipment for 2017 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!
· To receive this offer you will need to call in.
We are extremely grateful for your continued support as we evolve in delivering an accessible world.
Best wishes to all for a happy, healthy and successful 2017!
Andrew J. Garnett, CATA
SNG Employee of the Year
Zyanya “Zee” Jimenez was recently selected as Special Needs Group “Employee of the Year.”
Promoted earlier in 2016 as a Team Lead, Zee began with SNG as a Customer Service Representative in October 2013. She embodies professionalism with an infectious personality while serving as a model employee for all to aspire. In addition to her multitude of duties, Zee is responsible for training all new employees in educating each in customer service skills, SNG’s standard operating procedures and equipment offered for rental, in order to ensure the goal of Special Needs Group’s mission in “Delivering an Accessible World” is attained.
A true asset to Special Needs Group, Zee is always available to aid and assist her fellow co-workers. Zee’s leadership capabilities along with her gift to multi-task as she maintains a positive attitude promote an enjoyable and productive work environment. Zee is a shining example of one who goes above and beyond to make certain SNG continues to evolve as the global leading provider of special needs equipment for travelers worldwide.
Spotlight on Carnival Vista
Referred to as the “most family friendly ship” of the cruise line, Carnival Vista features an IMAX Theater with a three-deck high screen and seating for 187 passengers as well as a 455-foot long water tube. The former is the first IMAX at sea while the kaleidoscope-looking water slide known as the Kaleid-O-Slide is part of fleet’s WaterWorks park. The family-friend vessel features Family Harbor Lounge with a new space specifically dedicated to families offering 24-hours complimentary dining, concierge and baby service, movies, board and video games.
Featured Destination: Dominican Republic
A long time tourist destination for its resorts, the Dominican Republic is now a popular port-of-call for cruises. Located on the eastern side of Hispaniola, the D.R. is an island shared with Haiti. The Port of La Romana, located in the resort village of Casa de Campo, is a stop for many vessels including Carnival Vista. World-class golf courses, skeet-shooting, tennis and horseback riding are popular shore excursions.
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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
- Special Needs Group and Sun & Fun Cycles Team Up to Expand Access to Widely Acclaimed Hollywood Beach, FL Broadwalk
Special Needs Group and Sun & Fun Cycles Team Up to Expand Access to Widely Acclaimed Hollywood Beach, FL Broadwalk, Empowering Individuals with Special Needs to Explore Popular Tourist Destination
- March 27, 2017
- Sun Sentinel Community Snapshots
- March 27, 2017
- SNG Featured in nextavenue.com
Planning A Cruise When You Have A Disability
- March 27, 2017
- Forbes - Planning A Cruise When You Have A Disability
Following these eight tips can ensure that you have a memorable trip
- March 20, 2017
- Dania firm broadens horizons for Travelers with Disabilities
- March 13, 2017
- Special Needs Group Featured in Sun Sentinel
Dania supplier of special needs equipment thrives as travelers with disabilities broaden horizons