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Special Needs at Sea Company Profile

Special Needs at Sea, a Special Needs Group, Inc. company, is dedicated to fulfilling the special needs requirements for persons who want to travel but may need mobility aides, oxygen or other equipment. We make travel easy, comfortable and accessible.

News from Special Needs at Sea:

Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea® Continue Efforts to Provide Awareness for Special Needs Travel at National Federation of the Blind Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla.

Special Needs Group President & CEO Andrew J. Garnett to Speak at Convention on July 3
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – While the core mission of Special Needs Group® (SNG), www.specialneedsgroup.com, is to make travel a more viable, enjoyable, accessible experience f…

Special Needs Group and Sun & Fun Cycles Team Up to Expand Access to Widely Acclaimed Hollywood Beach, FL Broadwalk, Empowering Individuals with Special Needs to Explore Popular Tourist Destination

Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, One of the Safest in the Area with No Cars/Motorized Vehicles, Now the Only South Florida Beach Area Providing Special Needs Equipment Rentals
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Ensuring that everyone, including individuals with special needs, can e…

Special Needs Group Announces SNG Accessibility to Europe Extravaganza™ Promotion for Transatlantic Crossing Sailings Booked through May 31, 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Special Needs Group, Inc. (SNG) www.specialneedsgroup.com, the leading global provider of mobility and special needs equipment, announces its promotion SNG Accessibility to Europe Extravaganza™. Through the promotion, all new m…

Special Needs Group Ends 2013 with Donation of Two Mobility Scooters and a Check for $2500 to Camillus House

Organization Has Provided Non-Profits with $17,500 Worth of Mobility Scooters This Year
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Special Needs Group, Inc., www.specialneedsgroup.com, the leading global provider of special needs equipment rentals, is committed to suppor…

Special Needs Group Launches Royal Caribbean International®, Celebrity Cruises® & Azamara Club Cruises® on its Enhanced Ship Accessibility Web Portal in July

SNG to Continue to Add One Cruise Line Per Month to Portal, Featuring Comprehensive Ship Accessibility Content for Travel Agents & Consumers
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – To continue "Delivering an Accessible World," Special Needs Group (SNG) is adding…

Baby Boomers Twice as Likely to Use an Assistive Walking Device Than Previous Generation

Increased Usage Attributed to Technological Advancements, ADA and Disappearance of "Stigma" of Using Such Devices
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — According to a study published in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) in March 2013 (http://archi…

Special Needs Equipment & Services Extended to Travelers Throughout Italy with Special Needs Group Expansion

Italy to be the first of many countries made more accessible in SNG growth plans
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Andrew Garnett, president and CEO of Special Needs Group, Inc. (SNG) www.specialneedsgroup.com, the leading global provider of wheelchair rentals, scooter rent…

Special Needs Group Continues Its Commitment to 'Delivering an Accessible World' with Upgraded Web Portal, a One-Stop Destination for Comprehensive Ship Accessibility Content for Travel Agents and Consumers

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – To further its commitment to "Delivering an Accessible World," Special Needs Group (SNG) has upgraded its Web portal to feature an unparalleled, comprehensive one-stop cruise line accessibility content resource. It is the mo…

Special Needs Group Provides Mobility Solutions and Equipment for Cruise Industry

Nearly 1,000 SNG Certified Travel agents across the Globe; just in time for National Cruise Vacation Month
MIAMI, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The concept for a unique company, Special Needs Group, sprang from a travel agent's need for special request medical items for cruise passengers le…

Special Needs Group Offers August 'Summer School' Webinars to Give Travel Professionals an Edge in the Accessible Travel Market

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 19, 2012 — Special Needs Group, Inc. (http://www.specialneedsgroup.com) is presenting two compelling webinars (nine learning opportunities) during August 2012, its "Summer School" month.
With its "Jump-Start" online Accessible Travel…

Special Needs Group, Inc. Honored as Gold Stevie® Award Winner in 2012 American Business Awards(SM) for SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocate™ Program

Winners in first of two ABA awards events were presented on June 18 in New York
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 21, 2012 — Special Needs Group, Inc. (http://www.specialneedsgroup.com) was presented with a Gold Stevie® Award in the Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year – Up to 10…

Special Needs/Accessible Travel Segment Now a Mainstream Market; Travel Professionals With Accessible Travel Training Have Advantage

Accessible Travel is the Fastest-Growing Segment in Travel as Baby Boomers Retire, Number of Individuals with Special Needs Increase
DANIA BEACH, Fla., April 26, 2012 — As the Baby Boomer generation has started to retire and will continue to over the next 20 years, and the number of individuals wi…

Special Needs Group's Industry-First Certified Accessible Travel Advocate Program Provides Unprecedented Success to Travel Professionals

Through the Unparalleled Course, Over 425 Travel Professionals Have Been Certified to Date, Allowing Them to Tap Into the Fastest-Growing Segment in Travel – the Accessible Travel Market
DANIA BEACH, Fla., April 10, 2012 — Since Special Needs Group (http://www.specialneedsgroup.com…

Porthole Cruise Magazine Names Special Needs Group Winner of Its Editor-in-Chief Awards 2012 'Best Travel Assistance For Cruisers With Disabilities' Category

DANIA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 24, 2012 — Porthole Cruise Magazine has named Special Needs Group (http://www.specialneedsgroup.com), the leading global provider of special needs equipment for the travel industry, as the winner of its Editor-in-Chief Award 2012 for "Best Travel Assistance Fo…

Special Needs Group Launches Accessible Travel Advocate Course, Making Travel Planning for Consumers With Special Needs Easier Than Ever Before

Industry First eLearning Curriculum Enables Travel Professionals to Plan Exceptional Accessible Travel Experiences
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 14, 2011 — Andrew J. Garnett, president and CEO of Special Needs Group (http://www.specialneedsgroup.com), the leading global provider of spec…

Special Needs Group Launches SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocate Program

Industry First eLearning Curriculum Enables Travel Professionals to Tap Into the Fastest-Growing Segment in Travel — the Accessible Travel Market
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 4, 2011 — Andrew J. Garnett, president and CEO of Special Needs Group (http://www.specialneedsgroup.com), t…

Special Needs Group, Inc. Named Exclusive Supplier of Special Needs Equipment for Norwegian Cruise Line

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 14, 2011 — Special Needs Group, Inc. (http://www.specialneedsgroup.com), a global provider of special needs equipment for the travel industry, was recently named the exclusive mobility and oxygen equipment supplier for Norwegian Cruise Line (http://www.ncl.…

Special Needs Group, Inc. Expands Special Needs Equipment Rentals to Orlando Theme Parks, Hotels, Convention Center and More

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 25, 2011 — Special Needs Group, Inc., a global provider of special needs equipment for travelers and the travel industry, recently announced that it will expand its special needs equipment rental services to major Orlando locations, including theme parks, hotels,…

Special Needs Group, Inc. Introduces Easy-to-use Online Wheelchair and Scooter Rental Booking Service for Cruise Travelers

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 7, 2011 — Special Needs Group, Inc. recently introduced an easy, quick and safe online wheelchair and scooter rental booking service for cruise travelers who have special needs or are "slow walkers." Located at http://www.specialneedsgroup.com, the us…

Special Needs Group, Inc. Introduces Easy-to-use Travel Agent Online Wheelchair and Scooter Booking Tool for Cruise Travel

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 7, 2011 — Travel agents booking cruises for special needs and "slow walker" clients can now easily, quickly and safely book wheelchair and scooter rentals with Special Needs Group, Inc.'s new online booking tool.
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a…

Tips for Flying Abroad for Travelers With Special Needs

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 20, 2010 — September and October, the traditional "shoulder season" between summer's high season and winter's low season, are good months for slow walkers and individuals with special needs to travel. There are fewer tourists overall, meani…

Summer Fun With Lightweight, Easy-to-Use Beach Wheelchair

Joy on the Beach Wheelchair – like an ATV for individuals with mobility needs – moves easily over sand and other beach terrain
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 9, 2010 — For many, summer means fun in the water, whether it's at the beach, the pool or on a cruise. For individuals with limit…

Special Needs Group Wins Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year in 2010 American Business Awards

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 24, 2010 — Special Needs Group, Inc. (http://www.specialneedsgroup.com), a leader in providing special needs equipment to travelers worldwide, was honored as the winner of the 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year "Stevie," part of…

Choosing a Special Needs Tour or Excursion

Tips from Special Needs Group
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 12, 2010 — Are you a traveler with a special need looking to add an excursion or tour to your cruise vacation plans? Perhaps you are simply a slow walker. Whatever your level of need, a tour or excursion specifically designed to accommodate tra…

Planning Excursions and Tours for Special Needs Groups

Tips from Special Needs Group, Inc.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 3, 2010 — Creating trips for persons with special needs is a niche with untapped potential. Travelers with disabilities spend an average of $13.6 billion a year on travel, so working within the special needs niche is rewarding in every…

Group Travel for Persons with Special Needs

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 12, 2010 — Group travel options for persons with special needs are becoming more popular and more varied. Whether you use a wheelchair, need oxygen, have a hearing impairment or rely on a service animal, there is a group trip for you. Andrew Garnett, founder and CEO of Spe…

Special Needs Group Helps Agents Ride the Wave of 2010 Travel Trends for More Sales

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 17, 2010 — The convergence of specific travel industry trends can give a selling edge to agents who understand the fast-growing special needs market.
One in five families has a family member with a disability. These individuals spend an average of $13.6 billion annual…

Special Needs Equipment Rentals Save the Day for Travelers with Physical Disabilities

Scooters, oxygen and wheelchair rentals ensure smooth sailing and independence
MIAMI, Sept. 2, 2009 — Shari Tetrick says the scooter she rented for her husband, Kelly, prior to their cruise changed the entire trip. "Kelly gets around fine at home, but on a large ship and shore excursions, I k…