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Summer Plans....what are yours?

Here we are at the beginning of summer and our communities are slowly reopening and we are beginning to gather. I say this with some apprehension and trepidation as Covid-19 cases continue to rise in several states including Texas where I live. I pray for an end to this current situation and for life to return to pre-Covid times. I am busy planning travel for myself and many of you in 2021 and beyond and I am confident that those trips will come to fruition. I truly believe that cruise ships and other modes of travel will be very safe once reinstated. I cannot wait to "Get Out of Town"! For those of you planning to travel this summer, I believe many are taking road trips and staying relatively close to home. For the time being, I'll be staying put until my son says we can drive down to Austin to visit the grandkids. Hope that happens soon!
Wherever you go, near or far, please wear a mask. It's the right thing to do.

Cruise Ships Won't Sail from U.S. Ports Until Sept. 15
June 19, 2020

A Friday afternoon statement from the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) said its cruise members will "voluntarily extend the suspension of cruise operations from U.S. ports until September 15 2020."
“Due to the ongoing situation within the U.S. related to COVID-19, CLIA member cruise lines have decided to voluntarily extend the period of suspended passenger operations. The current No Sail Order issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will expire on July 24, and although we had hoped that cruise activity could resume as soon as possible after that date, it is increasingly clear that more time will be needed to resolve barriers to resumption in the United States," the group said.
“Although we are confident that future cruises will be healthy and safe, and will fully reflect the latest protective measures, we also feel that it is appropriate to err on the side of caution to help ensure the best interests of our passengers and crewmembers. We have therefore decided to further extend our suspension of operations from U.S. ports until 15 September. The additional time will also allow us to consult with the CDC on measures that will be appropriate for the eventual resumption of cruise operations.
“This voluntary suspension applies to all CLIA members to which the No Sail Order applied (vessels with capacity to carry 250 persons or more). CLIA member cruise lines will continually evaluate the evolving situation and make a determination as to whether a further extension is necessary.”
Where We're Going...
Are You Coming With Us?
Yes, We Will All Travel Again &
Trip Updates for 2021....visit our website for complete details including pricing.

RCCL Harmony of The Seas
Visit Palma de Majorca, Florence, Rome, Naples and the south of France (Marseilles)
Optional 3 night Barcelona package with transfers, hotel and tours, September 30 -October 3, 2021.
Space is very limited so don't be left at the dock...book your cabin NOW.
London and Paris
SOLD OUT...Call to be placed on waiting list

We have an amazing itinerary planned with time for shopping and free time factored in. We will only change hotels once. Stay in one hotel in London and one hotel in Paris. Enjoy taking the train through the Chunnel from London to Paris. Accessible train seats for all who need them. Visit our website to view the day to day itinerary and pricing. Click on Group Trips and then scroll down to Paris & London 2021.
We have reserved group space on the newly revitalized Oasis of The Seas for January 23, 2022. This sailing is for people living with all forms of Ataxia, their families and friends. However, it is also open to people with all physical disabilities. Please contact us for details including itinerary and pricing. You can use your RCCL Future Cruise Credits for this cruise.

Website will be updated next week. Please call for further details

WE ARE RETURNING TO ALASKA June 5 - 12, 2021!!!

Book by June 30 and receive complimentary Signature Beverage Package, Complimentary Gratuities and Three Dinners in Specialty Restaurants!

This cruise is quickly selling out so call NOW to sign up for this amazing cruise.
See Alaska the way it was meant to be seen. We will be sailing on Holland America's MS Koningsdam, round trip Vancouver, BC June 5 - 12, 2021.
Holland America opened Alaska to the cruise ship industry over 50 years ago. We will enjoy prime docking locations as well as long days in each port allowing you to go on shore excursions and still have time to enjoy on your own in each port. RESERVATIONS ARE NOW OPEN SO CALL FOR BEST AVAILABILITY

Israeli flag with David tower _ Jerusalem _ Israel
Israel May 2021
This trip has been rescheduled to spring, May 10 - 22, 2021. We have one double occupancy accessible room available. Please call if interested.

The Blue Lagoon_ Iceland.
Iceland July 2021. Many of you have expressed interest in visiting Iceland so here it is! We will spend the entire trip in one hotel in Reykjavik and do activities and day trips from our central location. Please click here for itinerary and cost.

New Trips for 2022 & Beyond...

We are working on other trips including a land trip to Ireland in 2022.
Remember, you don't have to wait for a group to travel. We are happy to plan a trip just for you!
Keep reading our monthly newsletters to know when new groups are announced.

Complete details for all trips on our website www.easyaccesstravel.com
Click on Group Trips
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Wishing a happy & healthy Father's Day to all the amazing dads, step-dads and grandpas out there. I was blessed to have a wonderful father and I miss
him every single day. Enjoy your Special Day with your families.
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Do you ever wonder what happens to it?

Every day I receive a travel tip in my inbox from Johnny Jet. This one came today and I thought you would enjoy reading it as much as I did. As a thanks to Johnny, please sign up for his tips and follow him on social media which is listed at the end of the article.

Each Friday, we feature a reader-inspired tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This Friday (which is  Juneteenth ) with the pandemic still wreaking havoc, I thought I'd share a cool piece of news for all the travel-lovers stuck at home.  Unclaimed Baggage , the "country's only merchant of unclaimed and lost airline baggage and its contents," has made its thousands and thousands of treasures  available online . unclaimedbaggage.com

Prior to this week, you had to travel to Unclaimed Baggage's 50,000-square-foot facility in Scottsboro, Alabama, to peruse and buy items from its unique inventory. If you're wondering, it works like this: If a bag is lost by an airline, the airline generally tries to return the bag to its owner for three months. After that, its owner is compensated and the bag and its contents make their way to Unclaimed Baggage, which puts them up for sale. According to Unclaimed Baggage, only about 0.03% of all passenger bags meet this fate.
I almost visited the Scottsboro store a couple of years again when I was in Alabama for a TBEX conference (Unclaimed Baggage even  wrote about me on its website! ). It was over an hour away from where I was in Alabama as it’s in the boondocks, so I didn't make it. Well, thanks to COVID-19 the company has had to pivot by putting the contents of unclaimed luggage online. The deals I've seen so far aren’t that great, but who knows? You might find something that once belonged to you!

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Don't be afraid to make travel plans now for later. Demand is anticipated to be much greater than supply going forward into 2021 and beyond. Cruise lines and land vendors have excellent policies in place to protect your investment. Please contact me to discuss your options.
We Do Individual & Group Travel
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Do you know that we actually plan more trips for individuals than we do for our groups? We love when you participate in our groups but please remember to call us when you want to plan a vacation for the two of you or with a group of friends or family members. We can most likely plan any type of vacation you want and we will be sure to address all your accessibility requirements and needs. We so enjoy doing the research for you and look forward to planning that next trip just for you! Also, if you see one of our groups that you would like to do but perhaps the dates don't work, give us a call. We can usually duplicate the same trip just for you and your travel companions.
Need a Scooter?
We can help!
SNG has an online store where you can purchase masks, gloves, thermometers and other medical supplies.

Do you need to rent a scooter or other mobility equipment for your next cruise or land trip?
Be sure and let us know and we can make arrangements for you through Special Needs Group.

Standard and heavy duty scooters, wheelchairs, hospital beds, hoyer lifts, lift chairs, oxygen and more are all possibilities for you when you travel.
Abilities Expo has gone VIRTUAL and it's LIVE right NOW!
Go to abilitiesexpo.com/virtual and register for free. Visit Easy Access Travel at V16. Virtual Expo will be on line through Sunday, June 21.
Please reach out with a phone call or email anytime if you have travel related questions. We are always here to help and look forward to speaking with you.
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Do you have a travel tip you'd like to share? Send it to us debra@easyaccesstravel.com and it may be in the next newsletter.

Stay healthy, Stay well, Stay home,

Debra Kerper
(972) 492-6111
Cruise Planners
1716 Morning Glory
Carrolton, Texas 75007