GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE

VOLUME IX, NUMBER 8, August 2008

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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 of this zine. However, web sites and e-mail addresses change frequently, so changes may have occurred after the above date.

 

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Welcome to the August 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. BEIJING TRAVEL TIPS

2. BUDAPEST ESSENTIALS

3. MUNICH, GERMANY FOR THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED

4. COMPLAINT AGAINST DELTA AIRLINES

5. US: NATIONAL PARK ACCESS

6. SEA WOLF ADVENTURE, PT. 2

7. LONDON BY SCOOTER

 

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1. BEIJING TRAVEL TIPS
 

If you’re fortunate enough to be headed to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the following links provide good access tips for visiting the Forbidden City and the Great Wall. Learn more at http://www.able-travel.com/guides/greatwallofchina.htm

and

http://shanghaiist.com/2008/08/05/travel_tips_to_beijing_for_elderly.php

 

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2. BUDAPEST ESSENTIALS

 

Kudos to Budapest Essentials for including disabled travelers’ needs in their web site. Get the facts about accessible public transportation and accommodations at

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

 

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3. MUNICH, GERMANY FOR THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED

 

Visiting this site devoted to access in Munich, Germany should facilitate trip planning for disabled travelers. Of special note are the PDF files titled “Munich for the Physically Challenged" and “Hotels in Munich for Physically Challenged People.” See http://www.muenchen.de/Rathaus/tourist_office/service/146406/Handicap.html

 

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4. COMPLAINT AGAINST DELTA AIRLINES

 

Delta Airlines is now dealing with a complaint from a wheelchair passenger with muscular dystrophy, who alleges that she needed to crawl off two Delta flights in July because the airline did not provide her with the wheelchair that she requested. Experience her story at

http://www.gadling.com/2008/08/01/update-disabled-delta-passenger-made-to-crawl-off-flights-spe/

 

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5. US: NATIONAL PARK ACCESS

 

The National Park Service of the U.S. now provides a dedicated web site for visitors with disabilities, which describes the accessible camping facilities, trails, programs and activities at the various parks. Learn more at

http://www.nps.gov/pub_aff/access/index.htm

 

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6. SEA WOLF ADVENTURE, PT. 2

 

Scott Rains, well-known in the disabled community for his access advocacy and excellent blog, RollingRains.com, shares more of his Alaskan adventure aboard the accessible Sea Wolf.

http://www.globalaccessnews.com/rainsalaska208.htm

 

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7. LONDON BY SCOOTER

 

Diane Brown, of Victoria, B.C., recently visited London, England and returned with some helpful access insights to share. See London through her eyes at

http://www.globalaccessnews.com/londonbrown08.htm

 

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Global Access News welcomes your travel reports, tips and comments at clearpath@cox.net Thanks for sharing!

 

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