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Travel Agent Newsletter May 2017

May 19, 2017

News from Andy’s Desk!


Dear Travel Partners,

Spring is in full swing and thanks for travel partners we have not skipped a beat since Wave Season.


What’s Hot @ Special Needs Group

Seasonal Features



– One-Way Sailings from Vancouver to and from Seward & Whittier

– Alaska Land Portions Beginning or Ending in Anchorage & Fairbanks

– Boston Open for Business…Cruise Port as well as Pre- and Post-Cruise


With CLIA’s cruise360 behind us, up next… 



– Avoya Annual Conference, San Francisco May 22nd-25th

– Cruise Planners Bootcamp, New Orleans 24th-26th

– Travel Marketplace, Toronto, Canada June 13th & 14th

– ASTA/NACTA Bahamas Showcase, Nassau June 21st – 24th


We look forward to seeing you at one of the upcoming events.

We are pleased to be your partner and greatly appreciate your continued support in allowing us in Delivering an Accessible World.

Keep Smilin’,


Andrew J. Garnett, CATA



Meet The SNG Marketing Team

Tensi Westreicher, Eubonie Menders and and Jimmy Varella comprise a cohesive unit to ensure the promotion of SNG’s brand and motto of Delivering an Accessible World while valuing and meeting the needs of its travel partners.  



Pictured from left to right: Tensi, Jimmy and Eubonie





Zuiderdam:  Scheduled for October 2017 Refurbishment

Holland America’s ms Zuiderdam is a Vista-class vessel with sister-ships ms Oosterdam, ms Noordam and ms Westerdam.  The 1916-passenger ship was christened in the Port of Fort Lauderdale in 2002 making its maiden voyage on December 14 following its christening.  Zuiderdam received its most recent renovations in 208 while in dry dock and is scheduled for refurbishment later this year for an almost two-week period running from towards the end of October to the end of the first week of November.


SNG’s Calendar of Events

May 22nd – 25th
AVOYA Travel Conference
Rancho Bernardo Inn
San Diego, CA
May 24th – 26th
Cruise Planners Boot Camp
Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter
New Orleans, LA
June 1st at 11 AM ET
CruiseOne/Dream Vacations/Cruises, Inc Webinar
June 13th & 14th
Travel MarketPlace Toronto
The International Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre
Toronto, ON  Canada
June 21st – 24th
ASTA/NACTA Bahamas Showcase
Melia Nassau Beach Hotel
Nassau, Bahamas
July 12th 
5th Annual South Florida ASTA Membership Event
West Palm Beach Marriott
West Palm Beach, FL


Boston is Back!

The Port of Boston cruise season runs from the end of April into November.  Cruiseport Boston services more than 300,000 passengers per year.  Voyages from Boston sail north along the Canada/New England coastline or the Caribbean as well as providing transatlantic sailings.



CATA Corner

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!



"Success is no accident.  It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do." – Pele


Spotlight:  Copenhagen 

The Port of Copenhagen is the largest in the Baltic serving almost 850,000 cruise passengers annually from 150 nations out of four cruise terminals.  Denmark’s capital city opened a new pier in 2014 for international sailing cruise ships.  Ocean Quay’s long pier in the northern port known as Nordhavn is beneficial for today’s larger ships and allows for three vessels at one time.  The Langelinie Quay, located closer to Copenhagen’s center and established in 1894, is still used for cruise ships.  Also located near the city’s center is Nordre Toldbod while Freeport is close to Ocean Quay.  The largest ship which sails from Copenhagen is Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas.






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