BOSTON, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alan E. Lewis, Chairman of Grand Circle Corporation, whose travel brands Grand Circle Travel and Overseas Adventure Travel provide a wide range of international vacations to more than 110,000 Americans 50 and older each year, today announced the company's return to Egypt and Tunisia. The company's first departure to Egypt will occur March 14 and to Tunisia March 17.
"Our decision to head back to both Egypt and Tunisia comes after extensive meetings with our ground operators, community leaders, and tourism officials," said Lewis. "Both countries are ready to receive visitors, which is great news for American travelers who tell us they want to travel to these destinations this year."
More than 10,000 older Americans travel to Egypt with Grand Circle Travel (GCT) or Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) annually, while 3,300 travelers have taken OAT's small group Tunisia adventure since it launched in late 2008.
Last week, Lewis held a lottery for a free trip to Egypt for 10 lucky employees. More than 150 of Grand Circle's 460 employees in Boston vied for the chance.
"It's an exciting time to be in Egypt and Tunisia," said Lewis, "and many Americans want to experience history in the making."
ABOUT GRAND CIRCLE CORPORATION
Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Grand Circle Corporation has 36 offices throughout Asia, the South Pacific, Europe, the Americas, and Africa. Through its travel brands Overseas Adventure Travel and Grand Circle Travel, the company offers more than 75 extended stay vacations, escorted tours, river cruises, small ship adventures, and small group soft adventure programs for Americans over 50. Its charitable arm, Grand Circle Foundation, has donated or pledged more than $50 million USD to educational, humanitarian, and cultural organizations worldwide since 1992.
SOURCE Grand Circle Corporation