The Accessibility Advocate - October 2016
October 21, 2016
From the President's Corner!
I hope everyone is doing well and settled back in the routine of kids back in school. My son and I are getting there. On another note, we just had a scare with Hurricane Matthew, but were fortunate to be spared any serious damage. We hope that those who were hit fared well.
As we can continue to evolve, SNG is always expanding our areas which we are able to service. Special Needs Group has recently added the port of Mobile, Alabama. Beginning in November, Mobile will be the homeport of the Carnival Fantasy. The vessel will feature sailings to Mexico.
Please check our website http://www.specialneedsgroup.com periodically for updates and any special promotions.
Thank you again for your ongoing support as we continue to work in achieving our mission of Delivering an Accessible World®.
Andrew J. Garnett, CATA
Joy on the Beach (J.o.B.) Beach Wheelchair
If you are planning a family vacation that includes spending time on the beach but you aren't comfortable walking on the sand or you are not able to we have just the thing for you! The Joy on the Beach (J.o.B.) Wheelchair features innovative, air filled balloon wheels that make it easy to roll the on the beach sand (or even snow); the beach wheelchair can also be lowered into a pool or rolled into the ocean. A companion will need to push the chair as it cannot be self-propelled.
Holland America Introduces America’s Test Kitchen
Holland America has recently partnered with the longest standing and most popular how-to-cook television show – America’s Test Kitchen. The Culinary Arts Center aboard Holland America ships will be transformed into a replication of the cuisine inspired show’s set. Holland America’s newest culinary addition, specifically designed for the cruise line’s guests, will be hosted by Holland America chefs trained by America’s Test Kitchen experts.
Picture of the Month
Client enjoying a day at Hollywood Beach with family!
Please share your stories with us. Send us pictures enjoying your vacation while using SNG equipment. We would love to feature them in our future Newsletters and on our website. Email us!
Spotlight: South Florida
The Port of Miami and Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale service cruise ships sailing out of south Florida. The seven cruise terminals that service passengers sailing out of Miami are among the most modern in the world. The Port of Miami terminals are designed to move passengers from land to sea as efficiently as possible.
We are pleased to serve the PortMiami and Port Everglades out of “home office” in Dania Beach.
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