GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE

VOLUME VIII, NUMBER 5, May 2007

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Welcome to the May 2007 issue of the Global Access News Travel E-Zine. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to write us and share your travel experiences.

 

CONTENTS

 

1. ACCESSIBLE ITALIAN HOLIDAY

2. PARIS HOTEL SURVEY

3. ACCESS CORNWALL, ENGLAND

4. HUNGARY & BUDAPEST HOTEL GUIDE

5. ECUADOR FOR ALL

6. LONDON IN SPRINGTIME

 

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1. ACCESSIBLE ITALIAN HOLIDAY

 

Italy is always a top destination but access must often be ferreted out. Vincenzo Pomarico, of Accessible Italian Holiday, tries to make that process easier for us by providing a range of accessible accommodations, tours, adapted car rentals, equipment and caregivers in Florence, Rome and Assisi. .His tours to Siena, Naples, Val D’Orcia, Florence, Rome, Lazio, and Assisi sound particularly intriguing. Before booking services, be specific about your access needs to determine individual suitability. Learn more at www.accessibleitalianholiday.com or contact Pomarico at
postmaster@accessibleitalianholiday.com

 

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2. PARIS HOTEL SURVEY

 

Howard and Michele Chabner, who have made several visits to the “City of Lights” over the years, have thoughtfully (and generously) taken the time to organize their extensive accommodation research into a clear, concise Paris Hotel Survey.  Their efforts provide readers with the type of hotel access data that is so often challenging to find.. Whether you’re planning your first trip to Paris or tenth, you’re sure to find that their research will help pave a smoother path for you in Paris. Discover a hotel that suits your needs at http://www.globalaccessnews.com/parishotelsurvey07.htm

 

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3.  ACCESS CORNWALL

 

The Celtic land of Cornwall, England, has much to offer disabled visitors in the way of accessible accommodation, transportation, scenic villages, gardens, beaches, historic sites and rental equipment. The Cornwall Tourist Board’s web site is the best place to locate access information. Start your trip planning at http://www.cornwalltouristboard.co.uk/accessibility.asp

 

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4. HUNGARY & BUDAPEST HOTEL GUIDE

 

Tamas of Budapest, Hungary, suggests the following Hungary & Budapest Hotel Guide at http://www.ohb.hu/guide/accessible_hotels.en.html It describes available hotels for disabled visitors. While many of the hotel descriptions of what is “accessible” sound limiting to say the least, readers might consider this list good for deciding which hotels to query for more specific access information.

 

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5. ECUADOR FOR ALL

 

If the wildlife of the Galapagos Islands beckons you or you long to tour the Amazon, visit the Quito Historical Centre, experience the power of a shaman, shop for local handicrafts, and see humpback whales and volcanoes, then Ecuador for All may be just the service for you.

 

They specialize in organizing customized itineraries designed to suit the specific interests and needs of disabled travelers. And if a visitor is interested, they provide various spa and therapeutic services. Visit their site at http://www.ecuadorforall.com/ and decide if a trip to Ecuador is in your future.

 

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5. ALSO OF NOTE

 

Accessible Scottish Cottages

 

For a rural cottage getaway in Northern Scotland, consider accessible accommodations at Fhuarain Forest Cottages. Learn more at

http://www.forestcottages.com/

 

Access Cebu

 

Rudolf Weiler invites everyone to visit his new Access Cebu web site that caters to wheelchair users planning a visit to the Philippines. Have a look at www.accesscebu.com\

 

Sandra Rhodda, Research Manager at New Zealand’s Tai Poutini Polytechnic, wrote to share a report “Tourism for Visitors to New Zealand with Mobility Problems: a West Coast Perspective.” Tourism is New Zealand’s primary export earner, and they recognize disabled travelers as a large and growing niche tourism market. Perhaps other nations will one day see us as the positive economic force we are. See her report at http://www.taipoutini.ac.nz/taipoutini/report.asp

 

Bangkok Accessible Tourism Conference

 

Plans are still in the works for the 2007 International Accessible Tourism Conference. It is now tentatively scheduled for November 22-24, 2007 in Bangkok, Thailand. Stay tuned for more details.

 

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6. LONDON IN SPRINGTIME

 

Syd and June Burns, of Penrith, England, couldn't resist another holiday in London. As usual, they made the most of their brief stay and generously shared the following daily diary of their family holiday. http://www.globalaccessnews.com/londonspring07.htm

 

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