June 9, 2017
News from Andy’s Desk!
Dear Travel Partners,
Thank you for your continued support as we continue in Delivering an Accessible World.
Featured in this month’s Newsletter…
New Product Offered by Special Needs Group
· Beneficial to Chemotherapy Patients in masking “metal-mouth”
· Diabetic individuals experience sweet taste without sugar consumption
· Assist in healthy living lifestyle/weight management program
SNG is pleased to service two Pacific Northwest River Cruise Ports
· Portland, Oregon
· Vancouver, Washington
Within the Newsletter, please read about the differences in domestic and international river cruising. In addition, we also included a brief reminder for clients entitled, “Before Your Clients Go… .”
As we head into the summer months, SNG is looking forward to hopefully seeing you at one of the upcoming events:
· Travel Marketplace, Toronto, Canada June 13th & 14th
· ASTA/NACTA Bahamas Showcase, Nassau June 21st – 24th
· South Florida ASTA Membership Event, West Palm Beach, Florida July 12th
Until next month.
Andrew J. Garnett, CATA
MiraBurst – Easy Melt Tablets
MiraBurst is a fruit berry from Ghana, West Africa which contains a single seed with a layer of pulp around the seed. The miracle fruit’s pulp contains a glycoprotein called miraculin. The miraculin, a taste modifier, binds the individual’s taste buds for up to 90 minutes, creating a sweet taste to those foods normally acidic or sour. The Miraburst Easy-Melt Tablets which benefit chemotherapy patients, individuals with pre-diabetes, diabetes and overall weight loss management are now available from Special Needs Group.
Accessibility on Domestic River Cruises
River cruising has become one of the fastest growing segments of the travel industry. The sector offers a more intimate and culture-focused experience with themed cruises. The segment meets the demands of the Baby Boomer with five trends: joy of discovery, meaningful experiences, traveling with family, healthy activities and hassle-free travel.
SNG’s Calendar of Events
Spotlight: Northwest River Cruise River Cities
The United States’ northwest cities of Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington provide service to river cruises from early spring in April through October. American Cruise Line’s American Pride sails out of Portland while American Steamboat Company’s American Empress embarks from Vancouver. Each of the Pacific Northwest locations offers a perfect setting for pre- or post-cruise extended stays.
CATA Corner – Join Over 3,300 SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocates
Just 3 easy online modules in one course! This online certification course is designed for Travel Professionals to increase their knowledge, skill sets and earning opportunities in the accessible travel/special needs market.
– Travelers with special needs take 32 million vacations a year!
– The accessible travel/special needs market spends 13.6 billion dollars a year on vacations!
Join the nearly 3,300 travel professionals who have educated themselves and become SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocates!
If you have not already registered with us, CLICK HERE!
"The ocean has always been a salve to my soul…the best thing for a cut or abrasion was to go swimming in salt water. Later down the road of life, I made the discovery that salt water was also good for the mental abrasions one inevitably acquires on land."
Please ensure of where the equipment is going to be delivered:
· In most instances, unless Kiosk option was available and that option was requested, cruise ship deliveries are made to the stateroom by 2PM.
If your client does not see his/her equipment by 2PM, please have him/her contact our office as soon as possible at 800.513.4515 or 945.585.0575.
Toll Free: (800) 513-4515| International: (1) 954.585.0575
International Guests may also call us utilizing your Favorite Web Communication Application
302 NW 1st Street, Dania Beach, FL 33004
Socialize with us:
Travel Agent – June 2017 Newsletter