FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea® (SNG) www.specialneedsgroup.com announced that their organization has been appointed by the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) as the official mobility and special needs partner for both ASTA and its sister association, the National Association of Career Travel Agents (NACTA). SNG is the leading global provider of wheelchair rentals, scooter rentals, oxygen rentals and other special needs equipment rentals.
“We are honored that both ASTA and NACTA have embraced our cause of delivering an accessible world,” said Andrew J. Garnett, founder, president & CEO of SNG. “Our 4,100 SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocates® have helped to propel our ability to service over 215 major metropolitan destinations in 68 countries. ASTA is the voice of the travel agency distribution system, and we are pleased to support their efforts with education and training.”
“If professional travel advisors are to effectively service evolving consumer needs and emerging market segments like the special needs market, they need the tools to do so,” said ASTA President & CEO Zane Kerby. “Through this partnership, we are working toward that end, and we are pleased to recognize SNG as the official mobility and special needs partner for both ASTA and NACTA. SNG has long been an unwavering supporter of travel agents through its Certified Accessible Travel Advocate® (CATA®) program, with a track record of delivering superior customer satisfaction.”
About Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea®
Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea® is the leading global provider of wheelchair rentals, scooter rentals, oxygen rentals and other special needs equipment rentals. It also offers a broad range of special needs equipment for purchase. Recommended by the world’s major cruise lines for superior service and value, Special Needs Group also services guests visiting hotels, resorts, theme parks and convention centers. Special Needs Group is the only mobility and oxygen equipment supplier that is approved to deliver to all major cruise lines Special Needs Group is the travel industry’s only total special needs travel solution. Special Needs Group provides service in 215 ports and cities located in 68 countries. It is located at 302 NW 1st Street, Dania Beach, FL 33004. For more information, visit www.specialneedsgroup.com or call 1-800-513-4515.
ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents) members represent 80 percent of all travel sold in the United States through the travel agency distribution channel. Together with hundreds of internationally based members, it is the leading global advocate for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public. ASTA’s history of travel industry advocacy traces back to its founding in 1931 when it launched with the mission to facilitate the business of selling travel through effective representation, shared knowledge and the enhancement of professionalism. For more information, visit ASTA.org.
ASTA’s sister association, the National Association of Career Travel Agents (NACTA), represents a professional community of independent travel agents ready to assist the traveling public.
Durée Ross, Durée & Company, Inc.
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