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Special Needs Group Debuts New Ship Accessibility Portal

Special Needs Group Debuts New Ship Accessibility Portal


Fort Lauderdale, FL April 8, 2013To further its commitment of Delivering an Accessible WorldSpecial Needs Group (SNG) has upgraded the Companys Web Portal and debuted what promises to be the most comprehensive Cruise Line accessibility content-rich resource.

SNG President, Andrew Garnett, stated: We have dedicated 2013 as the year to equip travel agents and those with disabilities and special needs with relevant informational resources that enable/facilitate the experience and joy of travel. Our latest initiative is the introduction of a most robust web-based, content-rich resource that details ship accessibility features. When completed, it will be an invaluable resource to facilitate incremental Cruise Vacation sales.

We have launched the SNG ship accessibility portal with our partners at Norwegian Cruise Line. Their entire fleet is available and a comprehensive description of each vessels accessible features displays. Throughout the second and third quarters of 2013 additional ships/Cruise Lines will be added until all ships with accessible features that are utilized by the North American Travel Agency community have been includedGarnett added.

Earlier this year, SNG introduced 3 collateral assets that better assist professional Travel Agents to serve disabled Americans and those with special needs. Each of the resources can be found in the SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocate (CATA) Travel Agent Section of the Companys website.

Part of our corporate responsibility includes the education of the distribution system as well as the travelling public to the fact that the freedom of travel is more readily available now than ever before. We believe that the Agency and Agent communities are best positioned to serve the consumer and create a memorable travel experience. We are simply providing educational tools/resources that de-mystify Accessible Travel and assisting Travel Agents to better serve this emerging and potentially lucrative market segment Garnett concluded.

For more information about the SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocate program (with over 1,100 Certified Travel Industry Professionals), the SNG Travel Agent Affiliate Program and the SNG Resource Center, please call 1-800-513-4515 or visit

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. Recommended by the world’s major cruise lines for superior service and value, Special Needs Group also services guests visiting hotels, resorts, theme parks and convention centers. Special Needs Group is the only mobility and oxygen equipment supplier that is approved to deliver to all major cruise lines. Special Needs Group is the Travel Industrys only total special needs travel solution. They are located at 302 NW 1st Street, Dania Beach, FL 33004. For more information, visit or call 1-800-513-4515.

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