GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE
VOLUME VI, NUMBER 4, April 2005
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Welcome to the April 2005 issue of the Global Access News Travel E-Zine. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to write us and share your travel experiences.
 
CONTENTS
 
1. NOVA SCOTIA: RUM HOLLOW B&B
2. TICINO, SWITZERLAND FOR EVERYONE
3. KUALA LUMPUR
4. GERMANY: ACCESSIBLE VAN RENTAL
5. NYC TRAVEL SHOW
6. MEXICAN RIVIERA CRUISE
 
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1. NOVA SCOTIA: RUM HOLLOW B&B

 
Mary M, a wheelchair user from Halifax, Nova Scotia, sent Global Access News the following link to Nova Scotia’s Rum Hollow accessible B&B: http://www.bbcanada.com/8413.html

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2. TICINO, SWITZERLAND FOR EVERYONE

 

Francesco Mismirigo, of “Ticino for Everyone,” wrote to share their new web site that provides access information for regional hotels, museums, restaurants, shopping and more in Southern Switzerland. While the main site is available only in Italian, just click the top icon that reads “museo, ristorante, WC, etc.” and you can search for accessible hotels, transportation, restaurants, etc. and view the self-explanatory icons for each item. Also click the link that reads “Holidays” for access information in English on the Lake Lugano region and the Lepontine Valley. If you click on the displayed map of each region, you can view accessible itineraries. Learn more at http://www.ftia.ch/

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3. KUALA LUMPUR

 
Antony Leopold, a disabled travel agent from Kuala Lumpur, wrote to tell us about the new service he plans to offer disabled travelers.
 
Leopold writes: “I have set up my own travel agency with my wife in Kuala Lumpur and am incorporating a special department called "Travel Assist” to help disabled and elderly travelers. I will identify disabled-friendly accommodations, accessible places of interest and provide transportation with wheelchair lifts. I hope to be in full operation in a couple of month's time. As I am a disabled person, I shall be able to provide satisfactory and affordable services to my fellow disabled persons who are keen to visit this part of the world.
 
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4. GERMANY: ACCESSIBLE VAN RENTAL
 

Howard C, of San Francisco, CA, wrote to inform us of the Paravan accessible van rental service in Germany. Howard writes: “Their van has a retractable under-floor ramp (which is cleaner and quieter than a folding ramp), so the interior height is around 56", not the 58" that is standard for lowered-floor Chrysler IMS or Vantage, with a folding ramp. Howard advises tall people in wheelchairs to measure the height that they need before renting a Paravan. Wheelchair users have found it challenging to locate accessible European van rentals, so the Paravan service is well worth exploring. Their web site is available in a variety of languages, including English. To learn more, write Dieter Feige at dieter.feige@paravan.de
or visit www.paravan.de

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5. NYC: TRAVEL SHOW

 
Robert P. Bennett, of New York, NY, wrote to share his insights on the recent New York City Travel Show. What did it offer disabled travelers? Find out at http://www.globalaccessnews.com/newytravelshow.htm

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6. MEXICAN RIVIERA: DIAMOND PRINCESS

 

Vladimir & Elfrieda Drobashevsky, of Pennsylvania, who have graciously shared so many of their cruises with Global Access News, hit the high seas once again for a 7-day cruise of the Mexican Riviera. Share their fun at http://www.globalaccessnews.com/mexrivieradiamondprincess05.htm

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Global Access News welcomes your travel reports, tips and comments at clearpath@cox.net Thanks for sharing!

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