I hope everyone is in good helath and those in the North battling the extremely cold winter are staying safe, booking vacations in warmer climates.
Here at SNG, we are extremely excited as we close in on our 11-Year anniversay on February 14th.
We are extremely pleased and excited to share EXCITING announcements detailed within the Newsletter.
Sincere thanks for eleven years of support. We couldn’t have done it without you.
Andrew Garnett, CATA President/CEO
Special Needs Group Named Porthole Cruise Magazine
Best Mobility/Accessiblity Provider
Porthole Cruise Magazine recently named SNG the winner of its 2018 Editor-in-Chief Awards in the Best Mobility/Accessibility Provider category.
Bill Panoff, Editor-in-Chief, said, "When I travel with a family member who requires extra assistance, I turn to the experts at Special Needs Group," said Panoff. "The experience can’t be easier or more convenient. The company truly makes the difference in our cruise vacation."
Celebrity Cruises® Sales Team
enters 2018 as SNG CATAs®
The Celebrity Sales Team members are now among over 4,000 Travel Professionals who have earned their SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocate® (CATA) designation.
Congratulations from all us at SNG!
The C.A.T.A. Program is the Travel Industry’s 1st Certification program designed to equip Travel Professionals with insight and expertise to better serve the Special Needs, Disability and Mature Market segments.
Become a Certified Accessible Travel Advocate through completing our online course; the course is composed of three easy modules at no charge to Travel Industry Professionals. The SNG CATA program is available at www.specialneedsgroup.com/agents
In addition to your agency having access to our exclusive SNG CATA Resouce Center, you earn the rights to utulize a proprietary logo to help market yourself as an SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocate on our website.
In addition, Certification jump-start Webinars can be scheduled and live/in-house traning with onsite testing can be requested for large groiups.
As we head towards the spring season, a number of cruise vessels will begin to reposition from the eastern United States to Europe. Southampton is one of the most popular European port destinations. The Port of Southampton first inaugurated its cruise ship docks in 1843 and today services over 1.7 million cruise passengers.
The majority of vessels sailing in out and of Southampton occurs during the Mediterranean cruise season from Aprill through November. Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 homeports in Southampton during the winter months of December and January as well as during the Mediterranean season. Special Needs Group is pleased to provide service to those cruising out of Southampton. In addition, SNG can also provide Hotel pick-up and delivery at the start or close of a cruise whether the guest is staying in Southampton or London.The Southampton International Airport is a little over five miles from the cruise port terminals; London’s Heathrow Airport is approximately 65 miles from the port. For more information, please visit us at www.specialneedsgroup.com.