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Travel Agent Newsletter October 2016

October 21, 2016


From the President’s Corner!

Dear Travel Partners,

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 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®.

Keep Smilin’,


Andrew J. Garnett, CATA


Picture of the Month

Scooting for Charity event at 2014 cruise3sixty with Andy Stuart, President & CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line along with Sam Gil, VP of Community Integration for Camillus House

Please share your clients’ success stories with us.  Send us pictures of your clients enjoying their vacations while using SNG equipment.  We would love to feature them in our future Newsletters and on our website.  Email us!


CATA Corner


On November 11th the SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocate program will celebrate it’s 5th Anniversary!  If you have not already done so, please help us celebrate by completing the certification NOW!  The course is composed of three easy on-line modules.  The 65-minute certification course is designed to increase our travel partners’ knowledge, skill sets and earning opportunities in the accessible travel/special needs market.


In addition to your agency having access to our exclusive SNG CATA Resource Center, you earn the right to utilize a proprietary logo to help market yourself as an SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocate, and your agency will be listed as a Certified Accessible Travel Advocate on our website.


PLUS, CLIA will give you 5 Credits for completing the course.


If you have not already registered with us, Register Now!




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.



SNG’s Calendar of events


October 19th

Nexion on the Road – New Jersey

Hilton Newark Airport

Newark, NJ


October 26th

Nexion on the Road – Boston

The Verve – Crowne Plaza Hotel & Resort

Boston, MA


October 31st – November 1st

OASIS Conference

Marriott Delray Beach

Delray Beach, FL


November 1st at 11 AM PT/2 PM ET

Signature Travel Network WEBINAR


November 3rd – November 5th

NACTA Conference

Westin Fort Lauderdale Hotel

Fort Lauderdale, FL


November 5th – November 7th

Cruise Planners Convention

InterContinental Miami

Miami, FL


November 9th – November 11th

Travel Weekly’s CruiseWord


Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center

Fort Lauderdale, FL


November 15th at 1:00 PM ET

Special Needs Group WEBINAR

CATA agents will have the opportunity to start receiving leads! 

Not CATA? Join us for webinar and complete CATA certification to be eligible for leads as well!

Open to all Travel Professionals!

To sign up for the webinar CLICK HERE!


November 15th at 4 PM ET



December 3rd – December 11th

CruiseOne/Dream Vacation/Cruises, Inc.National Conference

Carnival Vista

Sailing from Miami, FL


December 7th – December 9th

USTOA Annual Conference & Marketplace

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Scottsdale, AZ


December 9th – December 11th

Signature Travel Network 2016 Sales Meeting

Mandalay Bay Resort

Las Vegas, NV


December 13th at 2 PM ET

CruiseOne/Dream Vacations/Cruises, Inc. WEBINAR





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.



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


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