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- They know the ins and outs of destinations. They know which locations, ships, cruise lines, hotels, museums, historic landmarks, etc. are more accessible than others. This information can be crucial for everything from dining and excursions to hearing/vision impaired equipment availability.
- They can arrange accessible transportation, as well as vehicle insurance, for their clients.
- They can make pre-arrangements with airlines/airports for clients with special needs, including arranging for wheelchair assistance, care for service animals, etc.
- They can help with equipment rentals, including wheelchairs, motorized scooters, oxygen, and more.
- Oftentimes, they can get better deals on travel insurance than the consumer through special deals with insurance carriers.
- They can provide valuable feedback and tips to travelers with special needs about how to best travel – for example, safety measures for using a power scooter while on vacation, what time to arrive at shows to ensure they receive the best possible seating, how to best maneuver around a cruise ship, etc.
- They have unique resources to help their clients, whether they have special needs or not, to find affordable airfare, tickets, hotels, car rentals, cruises, and more. They can advise clients to ask about reduced fares for a companion or caregiver, if appropriate.
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