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Monday, January 21, 2013
PROFESSIONAL SHAWN ELDER BECOMES AN SNG CERTIFIED ACCESSIBLE TRAVEL ADVOCATETM
Lauderdale, FL – JANUARY, 2013 – Shawn
Elder, travel agent with East-West Global Travel, recently received
certification from Special
Needs Group, Inc. (www.specialneedsgroup.com), a global provider
of special needs equipment for the travel industry, to specialize in special
needs/accessible travel. To earn the distinction, Elder participated in Special
Needs Group’s in-depth online 3 module certification program.
the program, agents gain an understanding of the special needs/accessible
travel market. They learn about the best equipment to rent for special needs
travel, ways to market special needs/accessible travel, and more.
one in seven persons has some form of disability, and one in five families is
touched. By specializing in special needs/accessible travel, Elder has the
ability to help this large percentage of the population travel in an enjoyable,
safe and efficient manner.
has worked in the travel industry for over 8 years, specializing in motorcoach
tours, and accessible travel. He has facilitated travel & leisure
opportunities ranging from bus tours & cruises, to skiing, fishing,
cycling, caving, and trail-riding for many individuals with special needs. He
has dedicated time to serve others at BYU-Idaho’s Adaptive Student Adventure
Program (ASAP); the Special Olympics; and the Boy Scouts of America.
Special Needs’ courses, I not only learned how to assist individuals with
special needs to enjoy travel, but I found some very valuable new ways to serve
the needs of all of my clients,” said Elder. “The population, as well as the
travel industry itself, has undergone major changes in the past few years. By
completing this program, I have the ability to stay on the cutting edge of
these changes, and create opportunities for my clients.”
book a vacation, whether it involves special needs individuals or others,
contact Elder at 480-648-4735 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more
information about Special Needs Group’s special needs certification program,
About Special Needs
Needs Group, Inc. is the leading global provider of wheelchair rentals, scooter
rentals, oxygen rentals and other special needs equipment rentals. 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
Needs Group is the industry's only total special needs travel solution. It is
located at 302 NW 1st Street, Dania Beach, FL 33004. For more
information, visit www.specialneedsgroup.com or call 1-800-513-4515.