GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE
VOLUME X, NUMBER 9, Sept. 2009
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Welcome to the September 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. ALL ICELAND TOURS
2. RESORT SALES: THAILAND & GREECE
3. ENJOYING THE WILDERNESS
4. TOURISM E-ACCESSIBILITY & E-INCLUSION
5. SOLO TRAVEL WITH A DISABILITY
6. BAD NEWS FOR BUDAPEST

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1. ALL ICELAND TOURS

It was encouraging to learn that Iceland provides many accessible options for disabled residents and travelers to that island country. Jörgen Guðnason, who operates All Iceland Tours, wrote to share the news on their specialty wheelchair accessible adventure wilderness tours of Iceland. Their adventures include river rafting and fishing. Using snowmobiles and jeeps with 44-inch tires, they help disabled people visit the mountains. To learn more, contact Guðnason, or visit All Iceland Tours at http://www.allicelandtours.is/Disabled_Travel.html or www.allicelandtours.is

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2. RESORT SALES: THAILAND & GREECE

Two wheelchair accessible resorts in Thailand and Greece are now offering end-of-season discounts to attract disabled travelers.

Mioara & Kevin, of www.dureahealthcenter.com just outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand, is now running a special promotion on their accommodation packages of a 30% discount for any booking of three or more nights made before 9/30/09.

Mrs. Diamanto Apostolaki, the manager of Eria Resort in Greece, is now offering accommodations that include free Half Board for these dates: 9/15/09 through 10/08/09 and from 10/15/09 through 10/2709. Contact Mrs. Apostolaki at info@eria-resort.gr
Web site: www.eria-resort.gr Telephone: 0030 28210 62790, Fax: 0030 28210 62754

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3. ENJOYING THE WILDERNESS

In her recent “Salt Lake Tribune” article, Liz McCoy urges disabled travelers to defy their disabilities by getting out and enjoying  the wilderness. See if you agree at http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_13226126

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4. TOURISM E-ACCESSIBILITY & E-INCLUSION

The troubled travel industry is slowly waking up to the fact that disabled travelers are a fast-growing niche market that deserves to have their access needs met. But as Petros Mavros, Business Development Director of Avantless, Ltd.  points out, most travel-related web sites still choose aesthetics over web access, shutting out of the marketplace people with visual, auditory, motor and / or learning disabilities. Learn more from his recent article on Travel Daily News.com at  http://www.traveldailynews.com/pages/show_page/32827-Tourism-e-accessibility-and-e-inclusion

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5. SOLO TRAVEL WITH A DISABILITY

Scott Rains of Rolling Rains www.rollingrains.com recently served as a guest blogger on the Solo Traveler web site. Global Access News extends thanks to Scott Rains and Janice Waugh, operator of The Solo Traveler Blog site: http://solotravelerblog.com/ Share Scott’s insights at http://www.globalaccessnews.com/solo_travel_with_a_disability%20Rains%2009.htm

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6. BAD NEWS FOR BUDAPEST

Shlomit Grossman, Editor of the "Olim Together” newsletter in Israel, submitted this warning about her visit to the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art in Budapest, Hungary, with her husband, Boaz , who uses a wheelchair. Grossman also shares some tips on booking accessible hotels in Budapest and Slovenia, as well as insights on reserving a car with hand controls. Learn more at: http://www.globalaccessnews.com/Budapest%2009.htm

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