GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE

VOLUME VII, NUMBER 5, May 2006

Copyright © 2006, 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 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 May 2006 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. NEW TECHNOLOGY PROMISES EASY ACCESS INFO

2. NAMIBIA

3. BRITTANY HOLIDAYS

4. ACCESS VIENNA, AUSTRIA

5. ELDERHOSTEL LIMITATIONS

6. LONDON HOLIDAY 2006

 

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1. NEW TECHNOLOGY PROMISES EASY ACCESS INFO

 

Imagine traveling somewhere and being able to easily locate all accessible services in that region immediately on your cell phone or PDA. The newly developed Ask-It project, created by European developers, promises that and more. For example, if a disabled traveler from Moscow arrives in London, they’ll be able to access information regarding suitable hotels, transportation, etc. Learn more about the project at

http://istresults.cordis.lu/index.cfm/section/news/tpl/article/ID/81691/BrowsingType/Features

 

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2. NAMIBIA

 

While not a frequent destination for disabled travelers, Namibia, on the coast of Southwestern Africa, now offers accessible tours, accommodations, game reserves and varied scenery to inspire visitors.

http://namibweb.com/disab.htm

 

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3. BRITTANY HOLIDAYS
 

Jacqui Alban of, I Need a Holiday, wrote us about their accessible accommodations in La Roche Derrien, Brittany, France.  According to Alban, they provide level access, roll-in showers and accessible transportation. To learn more about their facilities, visit http://perso.wanadoo.fr/ineedaholiday/index.htm

 Or write Alban at jacqui.alban@wanadoo.fr

 

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4. VIENNA, AUSTRIA ACCESS

 

Talking Cities offers some good solid access information for hotels, transportation and sightseeing in the Austrian city of Vienna. Learn more at

http://www.talkingcities.co.uk/vienna_pages/essentials_df.htm

 

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5. ELDERHOSTEL LIMITATIONS

 

Saul Friedman, of www.Newsday.com comments on the challenges that disabled travelers may face when seeking an Elderhostel experience in the U.S. http://www.newsday.com/news/columnists/ny-bzsaul4721914apr29,0,3166541.column?coll=ny-news-columnists

 

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6. LONDON HOLIDAY 2006

 

Syd & June Burns, who have shared so many of their travels with Global Access News, report on their Easter holiday week in London, England.
http://www.globalaccessnews.com/londonburns06.htm

 

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