ASTA Partners With Special Needs Group

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The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) has announced that Special Needs Group, Inc. (SNG) has been appointed the official mobility and special needs partner for both ASTA and its sister association, the National Association of Career Travel Agents (NACTA).

“We are honored that both ASTA and NACTA have embraced our cause of delivering an accessible world,” said SNG President Andrew Garnett. “Our 4,100 SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocates have helped to propel our ability to service over 215 major metropolitan destinations in 68 countries. ASTA is the voice of the travel agency distribution system and we are pleased to support their efforts with education and training.”

Special Needs Group, Inc. is a global provider of wheelchair rentals, scooter rentals, oxygen rentals and other special needs equipment rentals. It also offers a range of special needs equipment for purchase. Special Needs Group also services guests visiting hotels, resorts, theme parks and convention centers.

The American Society of Travel Agents’ members represent 80 percent of all travel sold in the United States through the travel agency distribution channel. Together with hundreds of internationally based members, it is a leading global advocate for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public. 

ASTA’s history of travel industry advocacy traces back to its founding in 1931 when it launched with the mission to facilitate the business of selling travel through effective representation, shared knowledge and the enhancement of professionalism. ASTA’s sister association, the National Association of Career Travel Agents, represents a community of independent travel agents ready to assist the traveling public.

For more on the ASTA, visit; and for more on SNG, visit

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