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Virgin Holidays Offer Complimentary Beach Wheelchairs

August 30, 2011

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

SOURCE Virgin Holidays

Source: PR Newswire