GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE

VOLUME VIII, NUMBER 7, July 2007

Copyright © 2007, Global Access News

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

 

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Welcome to the July 2007 issue of the Global Access News Travel E-Zine. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to write us and share your travel experiences.

 

CONTENTS

 

1. GO AFRICA SAFARIS & TRAVEL

2. UK: ACCESS-A-LIMO

3. 2007 ACCESSIBLE VIRGINIA GUIDE

4. NEW TRAVEL SHOWER CHAIR

5. LOWERED-FLOOR BUSES GO GLOBAL

6. VICTORIA, B.C. INVESTS IN ACCESS

7. TRAVEL TIDBITS

 

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1. GO AFRICA SAFARIS & TRAVEL

 

Yvonne, of GoAfricaSafaris & Travel, announced their new tour service to Kenya and Tanzania for travelers with a wide variety  of disabilities.

 

Operated by Yvonne and Esther, who have over 15 years experience in the hospitality and tourism industry, the new service plans itineraries to suit the travelerís individual or group needs. Their tours reportedly provide accessible vehicles and accommodation, along with a trained staff who help to facilitate an enjoyable trip.

 

To learn more about their many services, visit www.go-africa-safaris.com

 

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2. UK: ACCESS-A-LIMO

 

If only the best ride will do, check out Access-A-Limo, a new accessible UK service that provides vehicles seating two wheelchair guests and seven able-bodied people. Book a limo at  http://www.accessalimo.co.uk/ or write for more information at
info@accessalimo.co.uk

 

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3.  2007 ACCESSIBLE VIRGINIA GUIDE

 

The Virgina is for Loverís web site has recently updated its pages and now offers a 2007 access guide to this scenic state. Explore all it has to offer at http://www.virginia.org/site/features.asp?FeatureID=146

 

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4. NEW TRAVEL SHOWER CHAIR

 

Rick Goldstein, of GO! Mobility Solutions, wrote to share his news of the portable, lightweight shower chair that he recently invented. Readers can determine if the chair would benefit their specific needs by watching his on-line short film, which illustrates how the chair builds and slides into a tub at http://www.goesanywhere.com/

 

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5. LOWERED-FLOOR BUSES GO GLOBAL


More lowered-floor buses are hitting the streets globally. Three new entries include Inverness, Scotland, Maui, Hawaii, and Bozeman, Montana.

 

Inverness now has four lowered-floor buses available from their airport into the city centre. For fares, timetables, routes and connection information visit www.thejet.co.uk

 

Maui, Hawaii, has three lowered-floor buses available on the island now, and seven more will be on-line by January 1.

 

Bozeman, Montana, provides free rides daily on their beautifully accessible Streamline buses. Check their routes at http://www.streamlinebus.com/

 

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6. VICTORIA, B.C. INVESTS IN ACCESS

 

Typically, a city planning to host the Olympics invests in access improvements in an effort to make their location more suitable for wheelchair travelers. Victoria, B.C., who will host the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, is now spending $1.14 million to do just that. They are now targeting hotels, restaurants and shops

 

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7. TRAVEL TIDBITS

 

The Broken Clay Journal, the brainchild of Katja Stokley, provides some solid (and humorous) insights on travel, wheelchairs, home modifications and more. http://brokenclay.org/journal/travel/

 

Kudos to the Bird Watcherísí Digest for including a state-by-state list of places a wheelchair user can utilize in the U.S.

http://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/site/backyard_birds/travel/wheelchair.aspx

 

England has joined the "No Smoking Bandwagon." Their new ban on smoking in enclosed public spaces will clear the air in the nationís pubs, shops, hotels, public transport and eateries. A smoking ban in public places was already in effect in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and many countries on the continent are already enforcing similar bans.

 

Virgin Airlines is now considering new passenger seats designed to minimize the formation of blood clots in the legs during long flights. One design allows passengers to raise the front of a cushion on their airline seat. Doing so lets the legs dangle and move freely throughout the flight.

 

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