GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE

VOLUME IX, NUMBER 12, December 2008

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Welcome to the December 2008 issue of the Global Access News Travel E-Zine. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to write us and share your travel tips and experiences.

 

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CONTENTS

 

1. ATTENDANTS FLY FREE IN CANADA

2. DISABLED TRAVEL ADVICE

3. ACCESSIBLE CHINA TOURS

4. SYDNEY AUSTRALIA: ACCESSIBLE SHUTTLE

5. MIDDLE EAST ACCESS

6. SRI LANKA & KUALA LUMPUR
 

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1. ATTENDANTS FLY FREE IN CANADA

 

Mary M, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, shared the news that the Supreme Court of Canada recently ruled that the country’s major airlines must provide a free extra seat for obese people and disabled passengers who need to travel with an attendant. Learn more at

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081120.wdisable1120/EmailBNStory/National/home

 

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2. DISABLED TRAVEL ADVICE


Sue Davies
, of the UK’s Disabled Travel Advice, wrote to share the word on their new public interest web site at www.disabledtraveladvice.co.uk/home.htm The site focuses on the disabled travelers’ needs and provides great tips for everything from traveling with pets to staying in hostels.

 

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3. ACCESSIBLE CHINA TOURS

 

Mr. Zhang Jing, of Beijing Overseas Tourism Co., Ltd., announced the availability of their accessible tours of many of China’s famous cities and landmarks, including Beijing, Xi'an, Suzhou, Shanghai and more. They provide accessible vans, hotels, wheelchair rentals and personal care assistance whenever and wherever needed. To learn more, contact zhangjing@botc.com.cn

 

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4. SYDNEY AUSTRALIA: ACCESSIBLE SHUTTLE

 

Eight wheelchair-accessible, air-conditioned buses now offer free transportation to passengers in Sydney, Australia.  View the bus route at http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/free-buses-get-green-light/2008/12/03/1228257139010.html

 

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5. MIDDLE EAST ACCESS

 

Check out the Mideast News Source for an insightful commentary on wheelchair access in the Middle East. Note the interesting insights on Dubai, Egypt and Israel.

http://www.themedialine.org/news/news_detail.asp?NewsID=23508

 

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6. SRI LANKA & KUALA LUMPUR

 

Lee Marsh, a paraplegic from New Zealand, shares his six leisurely weeks in Sri Lanka and Kuala Lumpur.

http://www.globalaccessnews.com/sri_lankamarsh08.htm

 

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