SPECIAL NEEDS AT SEA A SUPPORTING SPONSOR OF CRUISE3SIXTY
APRIL 2-6 IN FORT LAUDERDALE
Exhibiting at Booth #1207
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL (March 25, 2009) – Special Needs at Sea, (www.specialneedsatsea.com), a one-stop source for mobility aides, oxygen and other equipment for travelers with disabilities, is a supporting sponsor of Cruise3Sixty, a premiere educational and networking event for the travel industry, scheduled for April 2 through April 6 at the Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. Cruise3Sixty is hosted by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).
“Now more than ever the cruise industry offers great opportunities for travel professionals and suppliers,” says Andrew Garnett, founder and CEO of Special Needs at Sea. “We are proud to be part of, and to support this great industry, both as a member of CLIA and as a sponsor of Cruise3Sixty.”
Special Needs at Sea works with, and is recommended by, all major cruise lines, and recently became CLIA’s first accessibility preferred partner. The company provides a full range of special needs equipment for cruise travelers, including motorized scooters, power chairs, oxygen equipment, battery-powered concentrators, patient lifts and other mobility aides, delivering directly to cruise ship staterooms at ports around the world. All services are customized, and in addition to providing services to cruise passengers, Special Needs at Sea also rents and sells equipment to cruise lines.
According to Garnett, traveler’s with disabilities represent a fast-growing market segment with 13.6 billion persons taking an estimated 68 million trips a year. “For sellers of travel, this is a significant pool of potential cruise customers,” says Garnett, adding that cruise ships outpace other venues in facilitating travelers with special needs. “We open the door to more business for agents by ensuring that everyone has the freedom to travel, despite mobility or other physical impediments.”
The range of up-to-the-minute equipment and services provided for travelers by Special Needs at Sea can be seen at Booth #1206 during Cruise3Sixy. Special Needs at Sea pays agents a ten percent commission for each piece of equipment rented. After registering as a preferred supplier, agents can reserve the equipment each client needs via phone or fax. For more details about Special Needs at Sea, or to request a brochure call Special Needs at Sea toll free 1.800.513.4515, (1.954.585.0575 international), email firstname.lastname@example.org or log onto www.specialneedsatsea.com.
ABOUT SPECIAL NEEDS AT SEA
Special Needs at Sea is a one-stop source for special needs cruising around the world offering a broad range of special needs equipment for purchase and rental including wheelchairs, scooters and power chairs with capabilities to support 500 pounds or more; oxygen (liquid, cylinder, and concentrator); hearing impaired equipment, Braille printing, and more. Recommended by the world’s major cruise lines for superior service and value, we also provide consultation services for cruise lines regarding policy and new-build design. Special Needs at Sea, a U.S. company, is not a travel agency, nor do we compete in any way with travel agents.