FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 Advocate webinar, an industry first, Special Needs Group is providing travel professionals with critical knowledge, skills, and resources to help clients with special needs realize their travel dreams. Since the Certification program was launched in November 2011, 721 travel professionals have achieved the SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocate™ designation.
Most travel professionals previously did not have, or know how to acquire, information about how to service travelers with special needs. Through the course and its webinars, Special Needs Group is providing an essential benefit to consumers with special needs, as they can now work with SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocates who:
- Can better serve clients with their added knowledge, skills, resources and interpersonal/soft skills
- Bring incremental and unique value to clients
- Provide additional travel knowledge to clients who may not know that travel is possible for them
SNG is offering the following webinars in August:
SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocate (CATA)™ Program "Jump-Start"
Aug. 1, 7, 8, 15, 22, 28 - all webinars begin at 3 p.m. EDT
Travel professionals can jump-start their Accessible Travel Advocate Certification with this webinar. The following objectives will be discussed:
- Understanding accessible travel and what it encompasses
- Building expertise by knowing the equipment that can be offered
- Demonstrating accessible travel advocacy skills
- Earn five CLIA® credits upon successful completion of program
How to "electronically" deliver an accessible world with Special Needs Group
Aug. 14, 21, 29 - all webinars begin at 3 p.m. EDT
Travel professionals will learn how to:
- Register for the SNG Travel Agent Affiliate/Commission Program
- Effectively service the special needs/accessible travel market
- Maximize their time and efficiency with online ordering
"With our webinars and Accessible Travel Advocate course, our goal is to provide travel professionals with the necessary tools to deliver an accessible world, as well as help them generate incremental and profitable business," said Andrew J. Garnett, president and CEO of Special Needs Group.
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 and served 99 cities and ports globally in 2011. 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 industry's only total special needs travel solution. It is located at 302 NW 1st Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33004. For more information, visit http://www.specialneedsgroup.com or call 1-800-513-4515.
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