GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE
VOLUME IV, NUMBER 1, January 2003
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Happy New Year and welcome to the January 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. We’ve had some wonderful contributions and look forward to showcasing more of your adventures in order to increase awareness of all the opportunities for disabled travelers.

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CONTENTS

1. LOUTRAKI, GREECE ACCESSIBLE RESORT
2. BRITAIN: CALVERT TRUST
3. SAN DIEGO: ACCESSIBLE TAXICABS
4. ACCESSIBLE BUSES TO TIJUANA, MEXICO
5. NICE FRANCE AIRPORT ACCESS
6. EGYPTIAN DIVING TRIP

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1. LOUTRAKI, GREECE ACCESSIBLE RESORT

Clio Psaraki wrote to announce that Sirens, her accessible resort in Loutraki, Greece, is now open for disabled travelers. The Facility includes five fully equipped apartments, which feature wheelchair ramps and specially equipped bathrooms. Rooms are fully furnished with electrical appliances, air conditioning, fireplaces and TV. The apartments can be booked either by phone or e-mail. To learn more, visit
http://www.disableds-resort.gr/Eng-Apartments.htm

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2. BRITAIN: CALVERT TRUST

Disabled outdoor aficionados in Britain can enjoy the pleasures of archery, bird watching, swimming, nature trails, orienteering, canoeing, carriage driving, paragliding, mountaineering and more with the assistance of the Calvert Trust. The trust has centers in Keswick, Kielder and Exmoor. Their website displays accommodation plans for families and groups. For additional information, visit http://www.calvert-trust.org.uk/

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3. SAN DIEGO: ACCESSIBLE TAXICABS


Ten wheelchair accessible taxicabs are now available through Yellow Cab in San Diego, California. The taxis carry up to five passengers, including one wheelchair user. Reservations are accepted but not needed, and the cabs charge the same as regular taxis. For more information or to make a reservation, call (619) 234-6161.

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4. ACCESSIBLE BUSES TO TIJUANA, MEXICO


The fun and shopping of Tijuana, Mexico is now more easily within reach for disabled visitors. Mexicoach recently announced the availability of its three new wheelchair accessible buses that travel from the San Ysidro Border Station (just outside of San Diego) to downtown Tijuana. A $3.00 fare provides a round trip ticket, and $8.00 pays for a round trip fare to Rosarita Beach (where parts of “Titanic” were filmed). To learn more, visit www.mexicoach.com or call (619) 428-9517.

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5. NICE, FRANCE AIRPORT ACCESS


Janice James wrote to share that the International Airport in Nice, France now offers the following accessible features: ramps, lifts, reserved parking, wheelchairs, restrooms, and buses with lifts. For more information, call Tel: 04 93 21 30 30.

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6. EGYPTIAN DIVING TRIP


Gyl Stacey and her husband, Mark, of Scotland, recently returned from a diving trip to Egypt where they stayed at a Red Sea resort. Gyl, an active T3 paraplegic, enjoyed the opportunity to view underwater life up close and experience a newfound sense of physical freedom in the process. Share her adventure at  
http://www.globalaccessnews.com/egyptiandiving02.htm

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