GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE
VOLUME III, NUMBER 5, May 2002
Copyright © 2002, Global Access News

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Welcome to the May 2002 issue of the Global Access News Travel E-Zine. This issue circles the globe with excellent reports on Hong Kong & Macau, New Zealand & Australia and Venice, Italy. Thanks to everyone for sharing your travel experiences.

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CONTENTS

1. GO GREECE
2. CAMBRIDGE ACCESS
3. IBIZA AIRPORT
4. HONG KONG & MACAU
5. HONG KONG TRANSPORTATION
6. NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA
7. VENICE, ITALY

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1. GO GREECE


While Greece has never been considered an easy destination for wheelchair users, the upcoming 2004 Olympics may help smooth the path to this challenging country. The government of Greece is promising accessible public transportation for the Olympics, so the access movement is gaining momentum. To learn what to expect for transportation and access to various Grecian locales and archaeological sites, check out the following website http://gogreece.about.com/library/weekly/aa072601a.htm

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2. CAMBRIDGE ACCESS

Cambridge, England
, a lively university town, offers a host of interesting shops, exhibits, galleries, theaters, eateries and pubs. Thanks to an up-to-the-minute guide by Ad hoc Publishing, disabled visitors can also learn beforehand which of these establishments might be accessible. This site is strong on access reviews for pubs and eateries but weaker on current entertainment venues. While there is room for improvement concerning access data, itís off to a good start. To learn more, visit http://www.adhoc-guides.com/

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3. IBIZA AIRPORT


John B, of Amherst, MA, wrote that the Ibiza, Spain Airport is suitable for wheelchair users. The airport can be easily accessed with appropriate elevators for disabled passengers. The facilities also include adapted telephones and toilets, and the airport car park has five disabled parking spaces.

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4. HONG KONG & MACAU


Diarmuid and Orna Corry, of Dublin, Ireland, recently explored the fabled islands of Hong Kong and Macau. Sample some of the best access the Far East has to offer at http://www.globalaccessnews.com/hongkongmacau.htm

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5. HONG KONG TRANSPORTATION

Mickey Kung, a 9-year resident of Hong Kong, shares his expertise on how to navigate the accessible subways and buses of Hong Kong. http://www.globalaccessnews.com/hongkongtransport02.htm

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6. NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA


Hilton Purvis & Loretta Jakubiec, of South Africa, spent six weeks touring New Zealand and Australia. Travel with them through these exotic islands and experience the bounty of beauty (and accessibility). http://www.globalaccessnews.com/nzealaustralia02.htm

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7. VENICE, ITALY


Fiammetta Draghetti and her boyfriend, Marco, of Rome, Italy, attended Februaryís Carnival in Venice. Discover how they and their helper, Giovanni, navigated this city of canals to experience all the joy and beauty of this colorful event. http://www.globalaccessnews.com/venice02.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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