GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE

VOLUME X, NUMBER 3, March 2009

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Welcome to the March 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. ACCESSIBLE TRAVEL

2. ROLLING RAINS TOURS SOUTH AFRICA

3. INTERNATIONAL DISABLED TRAVELER

4. ACCESSIBLE NICARAGUA

5. SPECIAL NEEDS AT SEA

6. KUDOS TO AIR FRANCE
 

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1. ACCESSIBLE TRAVEL

 

Craig Grimes, who operates the excellent www.accessiblebarcelona.com is now offering a new site, Accessible Travel, http://www.accessible.travel/  It features access information on hotels in San Francisco, as well as Paris, London, Prague and additional European cities. Grimes intends to eventually expand his site to include a host of other destinations, which will surely prove a boon to disabled travelers.

 

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2. ROLLING RAINS TOURS SOUTH AFRICA

 

Inclusive tourism meister, Scott Rains, recently returned from a month in South Africa. Share his insights, photos and accessible safaris in the South African bush at his new site, Travelogues: Travel with the perspective of disability at http://www.rollingrains.com/travelogues/

 

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3. INTERNATIONAL DISABLED TRAVELER

 

Meg Smith has traveled the world as a disabled woman. Her blog, International Disabled Traveler, details the frustration that she’s experienced with both physical and attitudinal barriers around the globe. Her candor is refreshing. http://disabledtraveler.blogspot.com/search?q=wheelchair+accessible+travel

 

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4. ACCESSIBLE NICARAGUA

 

Craig Grimes, of Accessible Barcelona and Accessible Travel, takes on access in Nicaragua. It is always so encouraging to see new regions like Nicaragua open up to disabled travelers. At last, we can put Central America on our itineraries. Visit www.accessiblenicaragua.com

 

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5.  SPECIAL NEEDS AT SEA

 

Those with oxygen needs, who like cruising, may want to consider Special Needs at Sea. Besides oxygen, this company also provides disabled travelers with motorized scooters, power wheelchairs and patient lifts. Learn more at http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=88711

Also, check out this newsy forum discussing accessible cruises.

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/archive/index.php?f-190.html

 

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6. KUDOS TO AIR FRANCE

 

Air France now offers a web page detailing their many services for disabled travelers. Here you can learn what to expect when it comes to boarding, wheelchair handling, in-flight services and more. Let’s hope other airlines make similar efforts to provide us with the access information we need. Learn more at

http://corporate.airfrance.com/en/strategy/services/everything-you-need-for-carefree-travel-with-air-france/saphir-at-the-service-of-disabled-passengers/index.html

 

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 Thanks for sharing!

 

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