GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE
VOLUME V, NUMBER 3, March 2004
Copyright © 2004, Global Access News
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Please note: Any Internet links mentioned in this E-Zine were verified as functioning as of the date on this E-Zine. Web sites and e-mail addresses, however, change frequently, so changes may have occurred after that date.

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Welcome to the March 2004 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. SOUTH AFRICA: KRUGER PARK
2. UNITED KINGDOM: CARAVANABLE
3. NORTHERN IRELAND ACCESS
4. ACCESSIBLE SANTA CRUZ GUIDE
5. AUSTRALIA WHEELIE EASY
6. SAN DIEGO WILD ANIMAL PARK

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1. SOUTH AFRICA: KRUGER PARK


South Africa’s Kruger National Park
, one of the largest and most famous wildlife viewing areas in the world, is now providing many accessible amenities for disabled visitors.
 
Disabled visitors can be assured of ramped access in camps to all receptions, shops, restaurants, lookout points and public areas. Twelve of the rest stop areas reportedly provide accessible bathrooms. The exceptions are Punda Maria and Orpen.
 
To learn more about the wide array of accessible accommodations available at the major rest areas, visit http://www.krugerpark.co.za/disabled-traveler.html

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2. UNITED KINGDOM: CARAVANABLE


Angie Gardiner, of the UK, wrote to share the news about her new web site for disabled people, covering accessible camping facilities in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Her site also includes an excellent list of accessible beaches in the United Kingdom.
 
Angie writes:" I have been compiling details of caravan sites for disabled people, with the minimum requirements of a loo, basin and shower with ramped access. We have a disabled son, and I was getting very frustrated trying to find sites with these facilities. I have had much help from other campers and caravanners with this project and now have a web site up and running at www.caravanable.co.uk

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3. NORTHERN IRELAND ACCESS

Disabled Travelers in Northern Ireland,
a copy of Accessible Accommodation 2002 is now available from any tourist office or the Northern Ireland Tourist Board www.discovernorthernireland.com

Additional information is available from Disability Action. Tel: +44 28 9029 7880 email: hq@disabilityaction.org
 
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4. ACCESSIBLE SANTA CRUZ GUIDE

 
If you’re planning a visit to Santa Cruz County, the popular Northern California area just south of San Francisco, check out "Access to Santa Cruz County.” This new English-Spanish guide provides access information on restaurants, hotels, theaters, etc. The guide may be viewed at www.scaccessguide.com
or you may order a printed copy by sending a $3.00 U.S. shipping fee to:
Shared Adventures
90 Grandview St., No. B101
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Tel. 831-459-7210

 
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5. AUSTRALIA: WHEELIE EASY


Irene Chapman, Holiday Consultant at Wheelie Easy in Tropical North Queensland, wrote to tell us about their new Wheelie Easy service designed to help disabled visitors plan the perfect accessible trip. Whether it’s locating accessible accommodation, transportation, a personal care assistant or tours, Wheelie Easy Consultants can provide clients with a host of accessible travel options. To learn more, visit http://home.austarnet.com.au/WheelieEasy/

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6. SAN DIEGO WILD ANIMAL PARK

 
There’s a lot more to San Diego than its famous zoo, there’s also The Wild Animal Park, just north of the city. The miles and miles of open parkland are home to a host of exotic animals. Access is excellent. Learn more at http://www.globalaccessnews.com/sdwildanimalpark.htm

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