DELRAY BEACH, FL, April 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lion World Travel is now offering special deals on several itineraries where there is either no single supplement (or in some cases extremely low supplement) for single travelers.
"The single traveler demographic is increasing and now forms a significant portion of the leisure travel market," said Lucille Sive, President of Lion World Travel. "Too often, single travelers must contend with an added expense just for traveling solo. Lion World Travel wants to better serve those clients by waiving the single supplements on some of our most spectacular, well-known deals."
Single travelers may prefer to travel alone, or have little choice but to do so. Many holiday makers enjoy traveling solo as they find this is the best way to tailor their own experiences. Some tourists enjoy traveling with a friend but prefer the privacy of their own room. As part of a family or group, a person may be the third or fifth traveler requiring a single room.
Most of the tourism industry has not catered to the needs of single travelers. Although single supplements appear unfair, travel providers calculate costs of lodging and transportation based on two travelers as this is the most common way to travel. Hotels reason that the operating costs of running a room are the same regardless of how many people occupy the room, so the room price will remain the same or similar, no matter if there are one or two people in the room. Therefore, the per-person rate is based on half of the room rate (which would typically be the additional charge for single travelers).
Lion World Travel is pleased to offer a selection of special deals where single supplements are waived, resulting in a truly affordable vacation.
These specials feature wonderful itineraries to some of the most popular destinations in Africa. Solo travelers should take advantage of these opportunities and travel at the same individual price as the couple in the room next door!
Lion World Travel is always adding new itineraries and travel dates, so please check the single room specials section on the website to view the applicable itineraries. Also be sure to check out Sive's blog where she addresses women traveling solo to Africa.
For details and reservations, please contact Lion World Travel at 1-800-387-2706 to speak to one of their Africa specialists, or visit www.lionworldtravel.com.
About Lion World Travel
Lion World Travel is the leading tour operator from North America specializing in group and individual tours to Southern and East Africa, and is a member of the renowned Travel Corporation, which also includes: Trafalgar Tours, Contiki, Brendan Vacations, Insight Vacations, The Red Carnation Hotel Collection and Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection. In its 50th year, clients continue to benefit from Lion World Travels' destination knowledge, expertise, and emphasis on customer service. With their safari specialists all having first-hand knowledge of Africa, Lion World Travel can confidently assist clients in creating an African adventure that fits their specific interests as well as their budget. Extraordinary service, affordable luxury and value for money are what keep clients coming back to Lion World Travel.
Winner of the South African Tourism Ubuntu Awards "Top Producing Tour Operator for North America" for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014
Winner of "Certificate of Excellence for TripAdvisor" for 2014
Winner of the South African Airways "Award of Excellence in Travel and Tourism for North America" for 2012
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