G Adventures & AARP Announce a New Provider Relationship

28 Feb 2012
AARP members receive exclusive savings on small group trips from G Adventures

G Adventures, the world’s adventure travel leader and AARP announce a new AARP Travel provider relationship today, through which G Adventures will offer AARP members exclusive savings of $100 off per traveler on all tours that are seven days or longer; $50 off per traveler on its land-based Discovery Adventures™ trips; and $25 off per traveler on independent stays and all land-and sea-based trips shorter than seven days.

“AARP members are active, engaged travelers looking for an immersive experience in some of the world’s most extraordinary places,” says AARP Services Director of Travel Programs, Tim Fitzgerald. “G Adventures is recognized worldwide for offering award-winning small group trips that bring travelers face to face with the world’s most fascinating cultures, customs and inspiring wildlife. We’re excited to introduce our nearly 37 million members to G Adventures with this special offer.”

With G Adventures, AARP members will find the largest variety of destinations, departure dates and an unparalleled choice of trip styles – from Active and Family to Classic and Limited Edition; as well as Discovery Adventures™ educational trips with a comfortable feel and Polar Expedition Cruises in both Antarctica and the Arctic. Service levels from basic and standard to a newly expanded G-Plus Comfort are designed to meet most tastes and budgets. And while all G Adventures’ trips share a common sense of adventure whether it is a safari in East Africa, conquering the Drake Passage into the Antarctic Circle, exploring Machu Picchu in Peru or driving along iconic Route 66 right here in the USA, travelers can be assured that they are getting a great vacation value and outstanding customer service 24/7 all backed by an innovative Lifetime Deposit Policy designed to protect travelers from unexpected events that may cause a trip to be cancelled or delayed.

“We’re excited about our new relationship with AARP and pleased to offer AARP members exclusive discounts on a range of G Adventures’ trips that suit a variety of lifestyles and budgets,” says Cyndi Zesk, G Adventures’ U.S. general manager. “Our programs are perfect for those active travelers who want to truly experience a place and its people. Our small groups of on average 10-12 passengers and our small ship of 126 passengers means G Adventures travelers explore in a more intimate way. Our travelers are never herded from one place to another and we believe that today’s travelers value that as well as our commitment to sustainable travel worldwide.”

For reservations and additional information, including terms and conditions, please visit gadventures.com/aarp or call 877-277-9856.

About G Adventures

G Adventures is an adventure-travel pioneer offering the widest selection of affordable small-group tours, safaris and expeditions to more than 100 countries. Powered by an international team of passionate travellers, the award-winning trips embrace authentic accommodation, exotic cuisine and local transport to put travellers on a first-name basis with the planet’s people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife. The intimate, authentic and sustainable approach to small-group travel introduces travellers to the highlights of a destination while offering the freedom to explore it on their own. Whatever age, interest, ability or budget, G Adventures has a genuine life-changing experience. For more information please visit www.gadventures.com.

About AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world's largest-circulation magazine with over 35.7 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP's millions of members and Americans 50+; AARP VIVA, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website, AARP.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

AARP Services, Inc., founded in 1999, is a wholly-owned taxable subsidiary of AARP. AARP Services manages the provider relationships for and performs quality control oversight of the wide range of products and services that carry the AARP name and are made available by independent providers as benefits to AARP’s millions of members. The provider offers currently span health products, financial products, travel and leisure products, and life event services. Specific products include Medicare supplemental insurance; credit cards, auto and home, mobile home and motorcycle insurance, life insurance and annuities; member discounts on rental cars, cruises, vacation packages and lodging; special offers on technology and gifts; pharmacy services; legal services; and long term care insurance. AARP Services also engages in new product development activities for AARP and provides certain consulting services to outside companies.