GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE
VOLUME VIII, NUMBER 1, January 2007
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Welcome to the January 2007 issue of the Global Access News Travel E-Zine. We hope that all of our readers fulfill their  travel dreams this year. Please continue sharing your travel experiences and access insights as they can prove helpful to other disabled travelers.

 

As every disabled traveler knows, arriving at our cherished destinations is often only half the battle. Promised accessible accommodations and transportation often prove inadequate, and we have few alternatives but to practice our coping skills once again. In the past month, we have received posts from various companies, organizations and individuals providing information concerning access knowledge, wheelchair transportation and rental equipment services. We hope that this issue’s sampling of readers’ comments will smooth your travel planning.

 

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CONTENTS

1. COSTA DEL SOL, SPAIN: MOBILITY COSTA
2. WHEELS ON HOLIDAY
3. ACCESS CENTRES TURKEY
4. BARCELONA: COSMO SCOOTERS
5. DUBLIN: PARFIT ACCESSIBLE VAN RENTALS
6. INSIGHTFUL TRAVELS & IMAGERY
7. SOLVANG, CA: WHEELCHAIRS NOT WELCOME

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1. COSTA DEL SOL, SPAIN: MOBILITY COSTA

While Mobility Costa, of Costa del Sol. Spain, provides a full array of disability related rental equipment, including commodes, hoists, wheelchairs, beds, etc. their real standout here is a self-drive mini van rental.

Mobility Costa also provides accessible van transportation from Malaga Airport to as far west as Gibraltar, and as far east as Nerja and inland to Rhonda and Cadiz. Learn more at

http://www.mobilitycosta.com/ or write Steve at  info@mobilitycosta.com

 

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2. WHEELS ON HOLIDAY

 

Frank Flebus, of Wheels on Holiday, endeavours to provide accessible accommodation resources and transportation in the Costa del Sol region of Spain. Wheels on Holiday surveyed the available hotels and selected those with suitably adapted rooms and bathrooms to promote. His organization also provides an accessible bus for local excursions. Check out their holiday packages at. http://www.wheelsonholiday.com/ or write Frank at

 frank@wheelsonholiday.com

 

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3. ACCESS CENTRES TURKEY

 

Heading for Turkey? Emma Smith, Project Manager of Access Centres Turkey (ACT), wrote to share the news of their accessible resort. Their resort is a 4-star luxury hotel in Icmeler. The hotel offers large, accessible rooms with panoramic sea views. The hotel provides a cinema, fitness centre, Turkish baths and a private accessible beach. Their hotel is located 5 minutes from Icmeler centre, where ACT will provide free adapted transportation to and from the hotel at regular intervals. They also offer events, including music therapy, arts and crafts, dance classes and relaxation therapy. To learn more, visit www.accesscentres.com

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4. BARCELONA: COSMO SCOOTERS

 

Victor Manuel Rosado Ribes and Ximena Huerta Alba, wrote to announce the opening of Cosmo Scooters, of Barcelona, Spain. Their company now has available a new fleet of rental vehicles. Ribes, who has Friedreich’s Ataxia, is a scooter user himself and is familiar with Barcelona access. Learn more at  info@cosmoscooter.com and

www.cosmoscooter.com

 

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5. DUBLIN: PARFIT ACCESSIBLE VAN RENTALS

 

Parfit, of Dublin, Ireland, now offers accessible van rentals. While drivers may not choose to tackle the hectic traffic of Dublin itself, a minivan rental provides the ideal way to visit small Irish towns and their gorgeous countryside. Visit  http://www.parfit.ie/showpage.asp
 

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6. INSIGHTFUL TRAVELS & IMAGERY

 

Disabled photographer/writer, Mark Davidson, shares his insightful travels to places far off the luxury circuit but rich in imagery and insights. Peruse his selection of writings, including  “On the Hippie Trail,” his journey from Delhi, India to Kathmandu, Nepal at http://www.markdimages.com/index.htm
 

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7. SOLVANG, CA: WHEELCHAIRS NOT WELCOME

Linda Taubenreuther and her husband visited Solvang, California to celebrate a recent anniversary. Their experience proved more disappointing than celebratory as the picture-perfect village proved far from accessible. Read more at http://www.globalaccessnews.com/solvang07.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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