Abercrombie & Kent Offering Solo-Friendly Travel, Waives or Reduces Single Supplements

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Florence, Italy, Nov. 2007

Florence, Italy, Nov. 2007

Recently, I was asked if I only advocate people traveling solo. The short answer is “no.” I advocate both single people to travel in any way they can and people to travel solo if that’s their only option.

A common budget problem solo travelers have faced are those annoying single supplements. Working in the tourism industry, I understand why there’s a single supplement – basically, you can’t cut the price of a hotel room in half if only one person is occupying it – but the travel industry is getting better and making it more affordable.

Solo Savings with Abercrombie & Kent: Single Supplements Reduced or Waived
Case in point, Abercrombie & Kent is now offering more than 30 Solo Savings departures on 13 programs in their most popular destinations including African safaris to adventure cruises to the Galagagos Islands. These are small group tours with private lodging.

On these bookings, some single supplements have been reduced by as much as 75 percent and on some tours, the single supplement has been waived – yay! According to A&K, solo travelers made up 10 percent of all of their bookings in 2010.

“Small group escorted travel is a natural fit for solo travellers,” says Scott Wiseman, President of Abercrombie & Kent USA. “Not only does it allow a solo guest the ability to share the experience of exploring a destination with other like-minded travellers, but at the end of each day he or she is able to enjoy the privacy of their own accommodations.”

Here’s a sampling of Abercrombie & Kent’s Solo Savings programs which have departures in 2011.  Check the A&K website for specific departure dates.

The Snows of Kilimanjaro
Ascend Africa’s highest mountain, stately Mount Kilimanjaro, skirting highland montane and dense rubber tree forests, through haunting volcanic lava landscapes and breathtaking canyons. In the forest zone, watch for elephant, blue monkey, bush pig, perhaps even baboon. 11 days from $5,340 + $0 single supplement (was $945).

Wings Over Kenya
Immerse yourself in the beauty of Amboseli National Park, the Laikipia Plateau and the Masai Mara, while flying between permanent tented and A&K mobile camps. Survey a private stretch of river where hippo gather; and unwind over elegant meals and intimate sundowners. 11 days from $8,775 + $0 single supplement (was $1,625).

Turkey: A Journey Through History
See how Turkey transformed from its Greek and Roman beginnings through the glories of the Ottoman Empire. View the masterpieces and riches that remain in its ancient cities – Perge, Ephesus, Phaselis, Aphrodisias – and those created by master builder Sinan in Istanbul. 13 days from $9,975 + $951 single supplement (was $3,805).

Concerned about safety?
Private airport transfers on arrival and departure are available and an A&K Tour Director accompanies all escorted journeys, from beginning to end, to offer insider expertise on everything from local history and architecture to the best restaurants and shopping  in addition to being a friendly travel companion focused on ensuring each member of the group enjoys the trip to the fullest.

How to Book a Solo Savings Vacation
Call 800-554-7094 to speak with a travel specialist or visit www.abercrombiekent.com/solotravel to search for your next Solo Savings departures to your choice destination.

Author: Solo Travel Girl

Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led Jennifer Huber, aka: Solo Travel Girl, to a career path in tourism. She has worked in the tourism industry for more than 20 years including 10 years with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley and Everglades National Park. She currently lives in Southwest Florida, and maintains this travel blog with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely.

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