Alliance Recognizes Special Needs and Mature Markets as Industry Growth Segments
Alexandria, VA, February 13, 2018 – The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) today announced that Special Needs Group, Inc. (SNG) has been appointed the official mobility and special needs partner for both ASTA and its sister association, the National Association of Career Travel Agents (NACTA).
“If professional travel advisors are to effectively service evolving consumer needs and emerging market segments like the special needs market, they need the tools to do so,” said Zane Kerby, ASTA President & CEO. “Through this partnership, we are working toward that end and we are pleased to recognize Special Needs Group as the official mobility and special needs partner for both ASTA and NACTA. SNG has long been an unwavering supporter of travel agents through their Accessible Travel Advocate Certification program, with a track record of delivering superior customer satisfaction.”
“We are honored that both ASTA and NACTA have embraced our cause of delivering and accessible world,” said SNG President Andrew Garnett. “Our 4,100 SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocates® have helped to propel our ability to service over 215 major metropolitan destinations in 68 countries. ASTA is the voice of the travel agency distribution system and we are pleased to support their efforts with education and training.”
ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents) members represent 80 percent of all travel sold in the United States through the travel agency distribution channel. Together with hundreds of internationally based members, it is the leading global advocate for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public. ASTA’s history of travel industry advocacy traces back to its founding in 1931 when it launched with the mission to facilitate the business of selling travel through effective representation, shared knowledge and the enhancement of professionalism. For more information, visit ASTA.org.
ASTA’s sister association, the National Association of Career Travel Agents, represents a professional community of independent travel agents ready to assist the traveling public.
About Special Needs Group, Inc.
Special Needs Group, Inc. is the leading global provider of wheelchair rentals, scooter rentals, oxygen rentals and other special needs equipment rentals. It also offers a broad range of special needs equipment for purchase. Special Needs Group also services guests visiting hotels, resorts, theme parks and convention centers. Special Needs Group is the Travel Industry’s total special needs equipment and services solution. They are located at 302 NW 1st Street, Dania Beach, FL 33004. For more information, visit www.specialneedsgroup.com or call 1-800-513-4515.