Andrew J. Garnett, SNG founder, president & CEO of Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea® (SNG) www.specialneedsgroup.com, announced that the company was recently named the silver winner of the 2017 Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Hospitality, in the Overall — Special Needs category. The title of SNG’s entry was “Travel — The Ultimate Freedom.”

Honoring a broad range of industry segments, the Travel Weekly Magellan Awards honors the best in travel and salutes the outstanding travel professionals behind it all.

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The judging panel is comprised of top travel industry professionals. Winners will be featured in an October 2017 issue of Travel Weekly in a special section devoted to the most exciting and innovative work being done in the travel industry today.

SNG is the leading global provider of wheelchair rentals, scooter rentals, oxygen rentals and other special needs equipment rentals, and also offers a broad range of special needs equipment for purchase. It services 165 metropolitan areas in 35 countries around the globe. The only mobility and oxygen equipment supplier in the world trusted by all major cruise lines, the company also services guests visiting hotels, resorts, theme parks and convention centers.Â

In addition to providing special needs equipment, SNG continuously raises awareness of special needs travel through newsletters, webinars, blogs, social media tools, panel discussions, and presentations. Through SNG’s accredited certification course, travel professionals can earn the valuable distinction of the Certified Accessible Travel Advocate® (CATA) mark. Consumers interested in specialized travel should always look for a travel professional who has earned the CATA® mark.

“We are honored to be named the winner of this prestigious Travel Weekly Magellan award,” said Garnett. “The accessible market is the fastest-growing travel segment in the U.S, and we are pleased to empower individuals who have special needs and make their travel dreams come true.”