Special Needs At Sea Announces Commission Program for Travel Agents



Special Needs at Sea offers equipment for travelers with disabilities. They have just announced a program to partner with travel agents allowing agents to source equipment for clients and make a seamless one-stop experience for their clients. The company offers electric scooters, wheelchairs, power chairs, oxygen, supplies for companion animals, hearing devices and Braille printing.

“Travel agents play an important role in vacation planning and we are excited to reward them for working with us on meeting their clients’ needs,” says Andrew Garnett, the company’s founder and CEO. “Beyond the commissions for the special needs equipment rentals, agents have the opportunity to increase overall bookings by offering the travel experience to individuals who might otherwise have opted to avoid travel.”

Mr. Garnett points out that the disability travel market represents $13.6 billion in annual revenues for the industry. An estimated 40 million Americans---about 1 in 7---have some form of disability. Even so, many rentals at Special Needs at Sea are to travelers who may not use scooters or wheelchairs at home, but are concerned about walking long distances on tours or shore excursions and navigating long corridors on the newer, larger cruise vessels.

“There is a large pool of potential travelers waiting to be tapped,” adds Mr. Garnett. “Importantly, with multi-generational travel a growing trend, there’s no need to cancel a family trip or leave anyone out because of a special need or physical limitation.”

Agents can reserve the equipment their clients need via phone or fax. Special Needs at Sea delivers directly to the ship or hotel so the equipment is waiting when the client arrives. The company has a global distribution network and delivers to ports, cruise ships and hotels around the world. Special Needs at Sea, a Special Needs Group Inc. company, is a member of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), the National Association of Career Travel Agents (NACTA) and a sponsor of the Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH). Special Needs at Sea is not a travel agent, does not compete with travel agents and protects the commission for its preferred agents if a client reserves equipment directly, based on the preferred agent’s referral.

Travel agents must register in advance of any client bookings to qualify for commissions. They may register for the travel agent program at http://www.specialneedsatsea.com/agents/. To reserve equipment, for more details about Special Needs at Sea, or to request a brochure call Special Needs at Sea toll free 1.800.513.4515, (1.954.585.0575 international), email info@specialneedsatsea.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or log onto www.specialneedsatsea.com.


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