ACCESS-ABLE Newsletter

Issue : Vol II Number 3 (07-March-1999)

Last Update: Monday, 29-May-2006 06:13:15 PDT

To find out more about the trips and companies listed here go to the
Access-Able What's News page at:

JUNE 25 - JULY 8, 1999
The Benelux Countries, ie.  Belgium, Netherlands (Holland), and Luxembourg,
are located in the Northwest area of Europe.  All are small in area but
each has many things of interest to visitors.

Your accommodations are in small centrally located towns, one in the
Netherlands and one in Belgium.  Both have been especially designed for
persons with disabilities and one even has a swimming pool with a lift for
easy access to the water.  Each day you will board your accessible motor
coach to take in attractions in both the cities and countryside.  For more
information contact:   Nautilus Tours &  Cruises. LTD., 22567 Ventura
Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364.  Phone:  800-797-6004  Inside California
818-591-3159  Email:


MEDICALLY ESCORTED CRUISES AND TOURS (MECAT) established to serve the needs
and increase the opportunities and destinations available to persons with
disabilities and the mature traveler.

MECAT founded by doctors and other medical professionals, along with travel
professionals who have decades of experience in the Travel and Hospitality
industry. They have created a company unequaled in service.  Each tour and
cruise is escorted by a licensed medical professional.  Their staff, in
addition to attending to all travel needs will assist with day-to-day
individual personal needs.

For more information contact Medically Escorted Cruises & Tours, Inc., 915
E. Cypress Creed Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334.  Phone Toll Free:
1-877-226-3218.  Website: E-mail:


July 12 - 26, 1999
Barbara Jacobson, President of Flying Wheels Travel, announces that the
company will again offer their Alpine Tour in 1999.

The tour will be departing the United Stated on July 12 and will start in
Zurich, Switzerland.  Highlights include visits to Lucerne, Interlaken and
the beautiful mountains of the Berner Oberland.  An option will be an
accessible ride on funicular in the Swiss Alps.

Italy and Austria are also featured in this fantastic wheelchair accessible
tour.  A free day to relax and enjoy the sunshine in the Italian Lakes area
of Lake Maggiore is included in the itinerary along with overnights in
Innsbruck, Austria and Bregenz.  The tour ends in Zurich on July 26 when
the guests make their return flights to the United States.

For more information contact: Flying Wheels Travel, 143 Bridge St. P.O. Box
382, Owatonna, MN 55060.  Phone:  800-535-6790 or 507-451-5005 Fax:
507-451-1685 Email:


To plan a personalized trip to South Africa contact Titch Travel & Tours.
They are a well-established company providing a wide range of travel
services for individuals and groups to South Africa.  The company is proud
that its premises are fully accessible to its many disabled clients and has
become a Southern African expert.  They not only provide service to persons
with all physical limitations, but to those who are blind or visually

Titch Travel & Tours believes in innovative travel and is always looking
for that something different, extra and special to offer their clients.
Their aim is to make every tour a memorable experience and for clients to
return again and again as friends.

For more information contact Evette Johnson, Titch Travel, P.O. Box 671,
Rondebosch 7700 Cape Town, South Africa.  Phone:  +27 21 689 4151   Fax:
+27 21 6893760  Email:  Web Site:


ROME ACCESS GUIDE - CO.IN a nonprofit organization that provide access
information by phone has just put out a new guide on the city called "ROME
Why Not?!"  It states that it is a "Practical guide for a visit to the
beauties if the Eternal City without encountering (too many) obstacles."
This twenty page guide is a wealth of information including access
information on transportation, accommodations and attractions.  It also has
a list of similar organizations that provide access information for other
cities in Italy.  To get a copy you can email them at:


FEATURE TOUR PAGE - If a trip to the shore appeals to you be sure to check
out this months page on Virginia Beach.  Find out where to stay, how to get
around and what to do besides sunning yourself.


EVERYBODYS HOTEL DIRECTORY - is an independent and impartial listing of
over 2000 UK hotels that have all been assessed as having both
accommodation and a restaurant suitable for use by anyone, able bodied or

BLACK HILLS NATIONAL FOREST- This is a great guide to accessible hiking
trails and camping trails in the park.  Pictures and access in great detail
is given for each trail.

INFINITEC INC - Their mission is to help people with disabilities, their
families and their communities gain access to the full range of technology
options at affordable cost. This site covers all categories in sports,
recreation and travel.


COMING SOON TO THE ACCESS-ABLE WEBSITE - You will be able to arrange to get
your currency exchange for foreign right on line and it will be delivered
to you door.
Carol Randall



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