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Virgin Holidays Offer Complimentary Beach Wheelchairs

Dépèche transmise le 30 août 2011 par PRNewswire

LONDON, August 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Virgin Holidays [http://www.virginholidays.co.uk ] is delighted to announce a new complimentary service for their customers - beach wheelchairs. Available in selected hotels in Antigua, Barbados and St Lucia, these specially designed chairs allow customers who have walking difficulties or are wheelchair user's, easy access onto the beach and into the ocean. These tricked-out chairs come complete with extra chunky beach-friendly wheels, sunshades and storage for beach essentials.

Virgin Holidays employee Nicola Davis, herself a wheelchair user, came up with the idea after visiting the Caribbean on holiday. "I have used beach wheelchairs in Florida for many years and then I travelled to the Caribbean and found out that none of the hotels offered them. I really missed being able to spend time on the beach with my children and realised that many people were missing out on one of the most important parts of a Caribbean holiday." The chairs were developed in partnership with Aqua Creek Products and have been getting rave reviews from the first customers that have used them, giving a liberating freedom to move around the beautiful Caribbean beaches with ease.

The beach wheelchairs are available to Virgin Holidays guests at the Almond Beach Village [http://www.virginholidays.co.uk/brochures/caribbean/holidays/caribbean/barbados/almond_beach_village ] , Almond Casuarina [http://www.virginholidays.co.uk/brochures/caribbean/holidays/caribbean/barbados/almond_casuarina_beach ] and Almond Beach Club [http://www.virginholidays.co.uk/brochures/caribbean/holidays/caribbean/barbados/almond_beach_club__spa ] in Barbados, St Lucian by Rex [http://www.virginholidays.co.uk/brochures/caribbean/holidays/caribbean/st_lucia/st_lucian_by_rex_resorts_all_inclusive ] , St Lucia and the Jolly Beach in Antigua [http://www.virginholidays.co.uk/brochures/caribbean/holidays/caribbean/antigua/jolly_beach_resort__spa ] , and are pre-bookable through the Virgin Holidays Special Assistance Team.

Virgin Holidays award winning Special Assistance team offers a dedicated service for disabled and limited mobility customers. Brochures highlight accommodation which is best suited for wheelchair access and those with reduced mobility can book accessible transfers, adapted vehicle hire and medical equipment hire. The team also provides theme park and excursions accessibility information to help customers plan ahead.

About Virgin Holidays

Virgin Holidays is the UK's leading Worldwide Holiday Company with adventures to the USA, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle and Far East, the Indian Ocean and Australasia.

As one of the top travel companies in the UK, Virgin Holidays strives to deliver amazing holiday experiences to all customers. Formed in 1985 following the creation of Virgin Atlantic, and built on the Virgin principles of excellent customer service, high quality and value for money, Virgin Holidays offers maximum convenience and flexibility with an emphasis on fun and excitement. The brand is particularly known for the 'magic touches and 'added sparkle' customers have come to expect whatever destination they choose. Virgin Holidays has become synonymous with honesty and reliability, delivered with a sense of fun and an innovative twist

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