GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE

VOLUME X, NUMBER 1, January 2009

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Please note: Any Internet links mentioned in this e-zine were verified as functioning as of the date listed at the top of this zine. However, web sites and e-mail addresses change frequently, so changes may have occurred after the above date.

 

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Welcome to the January 2009 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. GREECE: VILLA SEVASTI

2. THE DISABILITY CHALLENGE

3. ACCESS AFRICA GUIDEBOOK

4. THE TRAVELING WHEELCHAIR

5. NEW YORK ON WHEELS

6. THREE WEEKS IN CUBA
 

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1. GREECE: VILLA SEVASTI

 

P. Chalkidis, manager of the Villa Sevasti in Greece wrote to announce the availability of accessible accommodations in their new four-star facility. While Villa Savasti’s web site does not provide actual access photos, access details are listed at www.villasevasti.com/AZ_en.pdf For specific access questions, contact Chalkidis at info@villasevasti.com


Hotel Villa Sevasti****
Sevasti Pierias
60100 Katerini/Korinos (Olympus Riviera)

www.villasevasti.com

 

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2.  THE DISABILITY CHALLENGE

 

Follow wheelchair traveler, John Roberts, as he discovers access (and lack of it) on a month-long journey through Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong. Share his journey on the Travel Weekly web site at http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2008/12/29/29848/the-disability-travel-challenge-john-roberts-32-day.html

 

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3. ACCESS AFRICA GUIDEBOOK

 

Congratulations to Gordon Rattray, who operates the excellent web site http://www.able-travel.com/. He is just completing his new guidebook, Access Africa – Safaris for People with Limited Mobility. It will be published by Bradt Travel Guides in the UK and distributed worldwide in June 2009.

 

Besides providing basic preparation/, packing, flying and travel advice, Gordon details the access in nearly 300 lodges, hotels and tented camps in the six most popular safari countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana and South Africa).

 

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4. THE TRAVELING WHEELCHAIR

 

U.S. East Coast readers and visitors may benefit from “The Traveling Wheelchair,” which provides candid access reviews on a variety of restaurants, theatres, etc, in the vicinity of Boston, MA, the Cape Cod area and Providence, RI. http://thetravelingwheelchair.com/

 

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5. NEW YORK ON WHEELS

 

Derek Guzman, who frequently guides disabled travelers around Paris, France, is staying in New York City for the winter. While stateside, he is offering accessible, customized, individual walking tours of New York City, as well as guide/attendant service. Learn more at www.newyorkonwheels.com

 

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6. THREE WEEKS IN CUBA

 

Hans and Ilja Hoen flew from the Netherlands to Cuba, and then rented a vintage car to tour the island for three weeks. Share their adventure at http://www.globalaccessnews.com/cuba08hansilija.htm

 

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