August 20, 2013
News from Andy's Desk!
Dear Travel Partners,
We recently had the pleasure of giving back to our local community by donating a mobility scooter to a deserving 18-year old. This is the first of 10 scooters that SNG will donate to South Floridians in need. CLICK HERE to read the press release.
In support of our commitment to "Delivering an Accessible World", we continue to work with our cruise line partners to be able to bring you a comprehensive accessibility/special needs content on our website. In July we launched Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises. We are scheduled to launch Holland America by the end of this month. Please visit our site regularly for updates. You'll be glad you did!
Trade show season is fast approaching and we have a fun surprise that will be introduced at the NACTA 2013 Annual Convention. We ask that all SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocates WEAR YOUR PIN! You'll be glad you did!!! We look forward to seeing you soon on the road.
Wishing all teachers, students and parents a successful and safe school year!
Andrew Garnett, CATA
Congratulations to the over 1,275 Travel Professionals who are now SNG Certified Accessible Travel AdvocateTM!
Remember that you can always go back and review the certification program any time you want to refresh your memory and maybe pick up on a thing or two that you might have missed the first time around. Such as suggesting to a client on a cruise that will tender who is renting a scooter that they rent a wheelchair as they will not be able to take the scooter on the tender.
If you are not yet certified CLICK HERE to take the FREE course!
Tip of the Month
Working with clients who have oxygen needs can sometimes be overwhelming. The minimum information that is required to work on the best solution for your client is how many Liters Per Minute (LPM) and Hours per Day (HPD) they require oxygen. We will be happy to work with you to ensure that your client has an enjoyable vacation.
However, if you are not comfortable with this, please feel free to ask your client to call us directly. It will be our pleasure to assist them directly. Make sure to let us know that you referred the client to us so that you receive your commission.
Remember, we need a medical prescription to deliver oxygen!
We look Delivering an Accessible World to all of your clients!
‘On The Road Again’
SNG’s Calendar of events
Be sure to stop by and say hello!
September 17 - 19
ASTA Global Convention
September 19 - 22
SNG Special Event!
NACTA 2013 Annual Convention
SNG Special Event!
Westin Beach Resort & Spa
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
September 20 - 22
The Boston Exhibition Center
September 26 - 28
CoNexion 2013 Conference
Las Vegas, NV
September 29 - October 6
CruiseOne & Cruises Inc 2013 National Conference
New York City, NY
Upcoming Partner Webinars
10/8 Cruise Planners
10/9 Expedia CruiseShipCenters
Spotlight on Bermuda!
Just 600 nautical miles off the coast of North Carolina, this enchanting island is celebrated for its pastel painted houses, brilliantly colorful gardens, cricket matches and charming shorts. In addition to pink-sand beaches and excellent shopping, Bermuda's proximity to the U.S. makes it an ideal destination.
From the historic architecture of the capital city of Hamilton, to the postcard-come-to-life appeal of St. George's, you'll delight in the natural wonder, culture and history of this remarkable island paradise.
Ships dock right along Bermuda, not requiring the use of a tender. Some cruise lines offer limited tours that are wheelchair/scooter accessible. Please check with each cruise line for details.