BOSTON, Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Overseas Adventure Travel, the leader in small groups on the road less traveled, continues its commitment to solo travelers in 2017 by offering Free Single Supplements on all of its adventures and optional pre-and-post trip extensions, said Chairman Alan E. Lewis today. While O.A.T. includes several single spaces on every adventure and departure, this space is limited, so independent travelers are encouraged to reserve early.
"More than 100,000 people have traveled solo with us since 2011," said Lewis. "Interestingly, but certainly not surprisingly, the vast majority—or 85%, of our solo travelers—are women. They have raised families, built careers, or done both—and they are now at a point in their lives where they can pursue their own passions and interests. For many, travel tops their list. Through our free single supplement and other solo friendly policies, we are working to make travel a reality for these independent travelers."
For 2017, O.A.T. offers more than 50 small group adventures by land and small ship to Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, and the Middle East—all in small groups of 10-16 travelers by land and 14-25 by small ship. New Land and Small Ship adventures for 2017—all of which include free single supplements, are as follows:
- South Korea & Japan: Temples, Shrines & Seaside Treasures
- India's Sikkim & Bhutan: Hidden Kingdoms of the Himalayas
- China's Inner Mongolia and Shanxi
- The Stans of Central Asia: Turkmenistan & Uzbekistan
- The Soul of India: The Colorful South
- Italian Coastal Odyssey: Hidden Italy, Sicily & Malta
- Italy's Western Coast & Islands: A Voyage from Rome to Valletta
- Undiscovered Adriatic: Eastern Italy, Venice, Puglia & Malta
Today, 40%, or two in five, of all O.A.T. travelers reserve their trips as independent travelers—versus just 27% in 2010. In addition to Free Single Supplements, O.A.T. offers a free, online Travel Companion program, and a Best Price Guarantee.
To learn more about O.A.T.'s 2017 trips, please visit www.oattravel.com, or to reserve a trip, please call 1-800-995-1925. Information about O.A.T.'s comprehensive solo-friendly program can be found at OAT Solo.
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 also includes Grand Circle Cruise Line and Grand Circle Travel. In 1992, owners Alan and Harriet Lewis established the nonprofit Grand Circle Foundation to support communities in which Grand Circle works and travels, including some 300 humanitarian, cultural, and educational endeavors worldwide—among them, 100 schools, in 50 countries. The Foundation is an entity of the Lewis Family Foundation, which has pledged or donated more than $164 million since 1981.
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