GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE

VOLUME IX, NUMBER 5, May 2008

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Welcome to the May 2008 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. SOUTH AFRICA: BLUE TANGERINE GUESTHOUSE

2. ORANGE BUS TENERIFE

3. KUDOS TO BERKELEY, CA

4. TRAVELERS SUE NORTHWEST AIRLINES AND DETROIT AIRPORT

5. AIRASIA MAKES ACCESSIBLE CHANGES

6. VIENNA, AUSTRIA

 

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1. SOUTH AFRICA: BLUE TANGERINE GUESTHOUSE

 

Sabine and Alfie, of Epic Enabled in South Africa, shared the news of their new base at the Blue Tangerine Guesthouse, where guests can enjoy their fully accessible 5-star guesthouse. The new property will be available by September. Learn more at

http://www.bluetangerine.co.za/

 

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2. ORANGE BUS TENERIFE


Orange Bus Tenerife provides mobility transfers from Tenerife Airport to all the resorts and hotels in the south of Tenerife. It offers both side-door and rear-door access and ramps.  Agents will meet clients in the baggage hall to assist with suitcases and can provide wheelchairs and assistance direct to the client’s hotel.
 

The service also provides accessible excursions in Tenerife and can take clients seated in wheelchairs on their 13-seater minibuses. To learn more, visit http://www.orangebus.eu/links.asp
 

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3. KUDOS TO BERKELEY, CA

 

Kudos to Berkeley, CA, for starting AccessMobile, the first wheelchair-accessible car share van in the U.S.

 

Berkeley recently won the National Organization on Disability's Accessible America contest and received a $25,000 prize. The city then provided matching funds to purchase a Dodge Grand Caravan that can carry two wheelchair passengers and four seated passengers. Having an accessible vehicle available for disabled people in Berkeley, could only increase quality of life for them there.

 

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4. TRAVELERS SUE NORTHWEST AIRLINES AND DETROIT AIRPORT

 

The effort to gain equal treatment while traveling by air continues. Recently five disabled travelers sued both Northwest Airlines and Detroit Metro Airport for a laundry list of issues. Learn more at

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080415/BUSINESS05/804150305/1018/BUSINESS05

 

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5. AIRASIA MAKES ACCESSIBLE CHANGES

 

AirAsia recently made some positive access changes to their equipment assist disabled travelers. The airline purchased new ambulifts to help transport disabled travelers from the ground to the plane. Prior to this change, the ground staff carried disabled travelers on and off the planes. There is now an ambulift available at the LCC Terminal hub in Kuala Lumpur and another at its Kota Kinabalu hub.

 

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6. VIENNA, AUSTRIA

 

Mark and Margaret Edwards, of the UK, share their Vienna fling that included the world famous sights, food and sounds of this beautiful city.
http://www.globalaccessnews.com/viennaedwards07.htm

 

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