GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE
VOLUME IV, NUMBER 2 , February 2003
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Welcome to the February 2003 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. SPANISH ACCESS
2. ACCESSIBLE MILAN
3. SCOTLAND: DREAM WEAVERS B&B
4. BRITAIN ENDS DOG & CAT QUARANTINE
5. NEW YORK CITY WATER TAXI
6. SAN DIEGO’S OLD TOWN


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1. SPANISH ACCESS

Rebecca Arce, of Spain, wrote to share information about Polibea Turismo, a Spanish language magazine that specializes in disabled travel and accommodation information. According to Rebecca, the contents are absolutely reliable because all information has been thoroughly checked out. Accessible routes, lodging, transportation, restaurants and museums are included. To learn more visit www.polibea.com
and click turismo.

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2. ACCESSIBLE MILAN, ITALY

If you’re planning to visit Milan, Italy and are wondering about accessible hotels, restaurants and transportation, then Milano per Tutti (Milan for everyone) is for you. The site, available in both English and Italian, provides a database of accessible Milan information designed to help disabled tourists plan a smooth trip. Of special note are the detailed commentaries covering Milan’s historical / cultural itineraries and a service station list of accessible toilets To learn more, visit www.milanopertutti.it
or write aiasmi.vacanze@tiscali.it

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3. SCOTLAND: DREAM WEAVERS B&B

For a Scottish holiday with an accessible B&B near a host of scenic sites, try Dream Weavers. According to the owners, disabled guests will find every facility available, including wheelchair access, access equipment in the bathrooms and the services of an experienced assistant. Dream Weavers specializes in holistic holiday provisions for disabled people and their families. The hotel is situated at the foot of Ben Nevis, at 4064 feet the highest mountain in the British Isles. To learn more, visit their website at www.dreamweavers.co.uk
 or send them e-mail at helen@dreamweavers.co.uk
Tel 01397 712548, fax 01397 712548.

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4. BRITAIN ENDS DOG & CAT QUARANTINE


If you’re planning to travel to Britain and want to take your service dog or pet cat along, there is great news. Dog and cat owners from the U.S. and Canada can now enter the United Kingdom without having to quarantine their pets for six months. The new policy, which started in December 2002, requires pet owners to guarantee that their pets are free of rabies. Each dog or cat must be vaccinated for rabies, have its blood tested after the vaccination and have a microchip implanted for identification purposes. The pet must also be treated for ticks and tapeworms right before departure and issued a certificate of treatment and an official PETS certificate. The animal must wait an additional six months after the PETS certificate is issued before leaving the country and fly on an approved air route into the UK. For additional details, visit www.britainusa.com/pets

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5. NEW YORK CITY WATER TAXI

New York Water Taxi,
a new transportation service in the Big Apple, now has three yellow wheelchair accessible catamarans available to transport passengers between the neighborhoods and cultural attractions along lower Manhattan, the West Side and Brooklyn waterfronts. However, the company is still redesigning some of the docks they stop at to make them accessible, too. Currently, the docks at Fulton Ferry Landing in Brooklyn and Pier 84/West 44th St. are accessible. The other docks are in the process of being made accessible, too, but the process is proceeding slowly due to all the recent ice. The service route covers four miles and takes 40 minutes. The service operates from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every weekday. On weekends it operates from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. One-stop tickets are $4.and round-trip tickets are $8. Visit www.nywatertaxi.com to check stops and learn more.

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6. SAN DIEGO’S OLD TOWN


Explore San Diego, California's Old Town district, which offers adequate wheelchair access, a world of shopping, arts, crafts, music and incredible Mexican food. http://www.globalaccessnews.com/sandiegooldtown.htm

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