GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE
VOLUME II, NUMBER 12, December 2001
Copyright © 2001, Global Access News

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Please note: Any Internet links mentioned in this E-Zine were verified as functioning as of the date on this E-Zine. Web sites and e-mail addresses, however, change frequently, so changes may have occurred after that date.

Welcome to the December 2001 issue of the Global Access News Travel E-Zine. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to write us and share your travel experiences.

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CONTENTS

1. BERLIN HOSTEL
2. LAS VEGAS CEILING HOISTS
3. BOURGES, FRANCE
4. QUEENSLAND: SEEMORE TOURS UPDATE
5. TURN AROUND UK
6. CHICAGO & LAS VEGAS

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1. BERLIN HOSTEL

Alexander Licht, of the BaxPax Hostel in Berlin, Germany wrote to tell us about their wheelchair accessible facilities. The 60-bed hostel, located in a renovated factory in the lively Kreuzberg section of the city, offers an accessible room and elevator. Other amenities include a self-catering kitchen, refrigerator, stove, microwave, cutlery and crockery. Prepared meals can be taken in the kitchen or on the balcony. There are many cafes, restaurants and bars nearby. Visit BaxPax on the web at http://www.baxpax.de
e-mail: info@baxpax.de

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2. LAS VEGAS CEILING HOISTS


Thanks to Brian Dore, of the UK, for sharing the news that two of Las Vegasí top hotels, the Mirage and Treasure Island, have two accessible rooms complete with ceiling hoists in the bedroom and bathroom, as well as roll-in showers and bench seating. Brian is currently seeking a NYC hotel with a ceiling hoist. Send tips to Global Access and weíll forward them to Brian.

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3. BOURGES, FRANCE

The Bourges France Tourist Office
and ARGOS Association are now offering a discovery tour especially designed for disabled visitors. The tourist office of Bourges, a small town in central France with pre-Roman origins, provides a tour of their historic town with the assistance of a local guide. Tours can include the 12th-century Saint Etienne Cathedral, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the nearby medieval quarter, the Museum of the Best Artisans of France, and the Marshlands of Bourges. Contact Nadia or Kathia to help organize a visit according to your own special needs.
Service Reservation - Tourist Office
Tel 33 (0) 2 48 02 61
Fax: +33 (0)2 48 23 02 68
Association Argos site
: http://www.argos.asso.fr
e-mail: argos@argos.asso.fr

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4. QUEENSLAND: SEEMORE TOURS UPDATE

Seemore Scenic Tours in Queensland, Australia,
which specializes in tours of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast, has now expanded their services to include scooter rentals and sales.
To book your holiday plans or for more information, please phone Terry or Sandra at 07-38055588 (within Australia) or +61-7-38055588 (International) E-mail: seemore@ozepower.com

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5. TURN AROUND UK

For an excellent collection of disability-related links in the United Kingdom. Visit Turn Around at http://www.turnaround.cdis.co.uk Their collection of travel-related links is especially worthwhile for disabled travelers. Volunteers and readers maintain the website and contribute their time to submit links and articles.

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6. CHICAGO & LAS VEGAS

Syd and June Burns, of Penrith, England, didnít let Septemberís terrorist attack keep them from flying to the U.S. for their sonís wedding. Explore the best of Chicago and Las Vegas with them at
http://www.globalaccessnews.com/chicagolas_vegas.htm

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Thanks for sharing!
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