Family travelers of all abilities can now live their travel dreams at Georgia Aquarium, with experiences like scuba diving with whale sharks and cage diving with hammerheads open to everyone, from those living with quadriplegia or in wheelchairs. Georgia Aquarium believes these once-in-a-lifetime connections should be accessible to everyone, so the venue trained staff, designed experiences and built spaces to make those dreams a possibility.
Georgia Aquarium boasts Scuba Certified Dive Masters and instructors with certifications and training to help guests of all abilities, from wounded warriors to children with spinal cord injuries and other disabilities. All guests can safely submerge, swim or dive with the world’s largest aquarium ocean habitats.
Beyond physical challenges, in 2018, Georgia Aquarium became the first to be designated a Certified Autism Center. Last year, it was named KultureCity’s Sensory Inclusive Venue of the Year for training more than 80 percent of its staff and volunteers to compassionately and effectively work with guests on the autism spectrum. Services for those with vision and hearing loss are on offer, as well.
More than 12 percent of American adults have a mobility disability and 2.2 percent are on the spectrum, including one of every 36 children, and Georgia Aquarium can offer them an inclusive, memorable travel experience.
Can joining Disney Vacation Club help you save on family travel? Well, David’s Vacation Club Rentals, a source for Disney Vacation Club rentals, can provide some insight. Disney travel experts like Melissa Mullett, director of operations, David’s Vacation Club Rentals, provided some tips and insider knowledge on how Disney Vacation Club works.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
Does your road trip crew include young kids? We’ve been there, too, and know keeping everyone busy and entertained makes those long stretches of interstate much more peaceful.
In the market for new luggage? If you’re outfitting your entire family of travelers, you may want to check out some new offerings available at Target from travel brand Atlantic. Atlantic’s new line focuses on making travel more convenient with kiddos, and includes seven pieces to choose from, all made with durable, lightweight, sustainable materials (each item is made from up to 27 recycled plastic bottles).
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Norwegian recently launched the newest addition to its fleet, Viva, with a spectacular debut earlier this month. The ship, launched from Trieste, Italy, and finishing its inaugural run in Lisbon, Portugal, is the second in its Prima Class of ships, set to give family travelers the ultimate vacation experience.