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Over 3,550 Travel Professionals Certified as Accessible Travel Advocates – Promotion Winners announced


Fort Lauderdale, FL – November 21, 2017….On the 6th Anniversary of the Travel Industry’s 1st Certification program designed to equip Travel Professionals with insight and expertise to better serve Special Needs, Disability and Mature Market segments, Andrew Garnett, president & CEO of Special Needs Group (SNG) announced a Certification milestone at the Company’s 7th Inner Circle/Advisory Board  gathering.


“I am pleased to announce that in 6 years over 3,550 Travel Professionals have earned their SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocate® (CATA) designation by successfully completing the online 3 module syllabus and meeting the mandated testing requirements” remarked Garnett. The program has successfully completed Beta-testing and has been delivered in “live” Conference seminar format with onsite testing at four Industry events in the past twelve months.


Contest Winners announced: SNG announced the winners of two Travel Agent promotions held concurrently from July 1 through October 31. Wendy Egloff of WTH and Rachel Mooney of Avoya were winners of i-Pads in SNG Certification and booking promotions, respectively. All SNG Certified Agents’ were included in a Certification drawing and a separate booking promotion was conducted for Agent bookings during the promotion.


Garnett concluded: “With over 60 Million disabled Americans and millions more with acute &/or chronic Special Needs, Travel Professionals have a powerful resource when it comes to meeting the most common needs of these markets; specifically mobility and oxygen related needs. The Certification program is designed to empower the Trade with the tools to be great Travel Consultants and provide a comprehensive value proposition”.



About Special Needs Group, Inc.

Special Needs Group, Inc. 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. They are located at 302 NW 1st Street, Dania Beach, FL 33004. For more information, visit www.specialneedsgroup.comor call 1-800-513-4515.