Singles Awareness Day (S.A.D.), a holiday introduced to recognize the unattached, and commonly celebrated on February 14 alongside Valentine’s Day, is just around the corner. Recognizing the large number of solo travellers its wide-ranging portfolio of tours attracts, G Adventures, the world’s adventure travel leader, celebrates S.A.D. with a variety of discounts on select trips. The tours are ideal for singles who want to mingle against the backdrop of some of the planet’s most breathtaking landscapes.
“A significant portion of our travellers who come from all over the world travel solo. There’s no doubt that travelling is a great way to meet new people. You share new and often life-changing experiences with other likeminded people,” says Bruce Poon Tip, G Adventures’ founder. “When you travel with someone, you truly get to know them. Many of our customers have become life-long friends after meeting on one of our trips for the first time, and some have even met their significant others.”
“We believe that all our customers, single or not, should enjoy the same benefits – safety and security of travelling with others, and the itimacy of a small group with an average size of 10. That’s why we don’t charge a single supplement fee,” adds Poon Tip.
Kristina Wegscheider of San Jose, California met her fiance Michael Bullock from the United Kingdom in March 2010 while exploring Jordan on a G Adventures trip. “Joining an organized, small-group tour is a fantastic way to meet others who share your passion for travel – one of which could even be ‘the one’,” says Wegscheider. “Mike and I visited Petra, floated in the Dead Sea and marvelled at the beauty of Wadi Rum – talk about great venues for a first unofficial date!” The two are scheduled to wed next month and will be joined by several friends they met on the trip.
To celebrate S.A.D., G Adventures is offering 15 to 20 per cent off a variety of tours recommended by its team of expert CEOs (chief experience officers) for solo travellers in the coming months. Customers must book by February 14, 2012 and travel by July 31, 2012.
Follow in the footsteps of Mayan warriors to lost cities cloaked in jungle mists on the 15-day Belize & Tikal Adventure. This trip offers an intriguing mix of ruins, beaches, wildlife and the rich cultures of Belize and Guatemala – a perfect blend of activity and relaxation.
Discount: 15% off
Promo code: BZ-BG15
From the cosmopolitan streets of Cape Town to desert and lunar scenery of Namibia, witness the diversity of southwestern Africa on the 13-day Cape & Dunes Discoverer. Leave footprints on the world's highest sand dunes, peer deep into the heart of Africa’s largest canyon and experience incredible game drives through Etosha National Park.
Discount: 20% off
Promo code: BZ-SAN20
From fairy-tale Czech towns to the ‘Pearl of the Danube’, Budapest, experience the unique culture, food and history of Eastern Europe. The two-week Best of Eastern Europe trip through five Eastern European countries offers an intriguing combination of urban centres, village life and outdoor pursuits. Visit castles, churches and romantic town squares.
Discount: 15% off
Promo code: BZ-EE15
From Buddhist monks of Koyasan to the high rollers of Tokyo, capture the many faces of Japan on the Japan Express: Osaka to Tokyo adventure. Travellers savour the region’s culinary delicacies and the beautiful views at Mt Fuji, and stay in a traditional Ryokan and really soak up local culture in onsen hot springs.
Discount: 20% off
Promo code: BZ-JE20
For more information please visit www.gadventures.com.
About G Adventures
G Adventures is a world leader in the adventure travel industry offering small group adventures to over 100 countries to more than 100,000 global travellers annually. The award-winning trips, which focus on culture, nature and active travel, are ideal for those with a sense of adventure – people who want to leave the beaten path and authentically immerse themselves in a local culture or environment to experience the real world in a sustainable manner. Demonstrating its ongoing cultural, social and economic commitment to responsible tourism, G Adventures established the Planeterra Foundation, as a way the company and its travellers can give back to the communities visited. For more information, please visit www.gadventures.com and www.planeterra.org.