BOSTON, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT), the leader in adventure, value & discovery on the road less traveled, is offering free single supplements on all 2012 land adventures and pre- and post-trip extensions for savings of up to $1795 on land adventures and up to $495 on trip extensions for solo travelers.
OAT offers 28 land adventures and more than 60 pre-and-post trip options to destinations throughout Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Central and South America, the South Pacific, and Iceland. Included in this offer are several new adventures for 2012, among them Burma: Land of Golden Temples & Floating Gardens (14 days from $2995, or $214 per ay), Colombia's Colonial Jewels & Caribbean Coast (11 days from $2595, or $236 per day), and Mongolia & the Gobi Desert (17 days from $4895, or $288 per day). All prices include accommodations, most meals, sightseeing and cultural activities, an exclusive resident Trip Leader, and much more. International airfare can be arranged for an additional fee.
The single supplement fee has long been an issue for solo travelers, who resent having to pay more for their trip than those do who are traveling with a companion. Because hotel rooms are priced based on double occupancy, for example, a single supplement has traditionally been levied to compensate for the fixed cost of the room. The inequity is becoming more of an issue as the population ages, and more, older Americans take to traveling solo. Currently, almost 25% of American travelers have traveled solo within the past three years, according to the Travel Industry Association—and that statistic is only expected to grow.
OAT has taken a lead in serving solo travelers with free or low-cost single supplements and a host of other opportunities to save, including a free, online travel companion service, a complimentary roommate matching service, and a "solo traveler challenge" that guarantees a solo traveler that should he or she find a comparable international trip for Americans at a lower price, OAT will match the price and deduct an additional $500 from the cost of the OAT trip.
ABOUT OVERSEAS ADVENTURE TRAVEL
Established in 1978, Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) is part of Boston-based Grand Circle Corporation's family of travel companies, which include Grand Circle Cruise Line and Grand Circle Travel. OAT offers unique, small group adventures worldwide to Americans age 50 and older. Since 1992, its charitable arm, Grand Circle Foundation, has donated or pledged $91M USD to humanitarian, educational, and cultural organizations worldwide, including about 100 schools in 30 countries today.
SOURCE Overseas Adventure Travel