March 2014
Contact: Arnelle Kendall
Telephone: (561) 330-0850
Contact: Terri Jankelow
Marketing, Lion World Travel

Lion World Travel Offers Specials to Solo Travelers


Lion World Travel is committed to making single supplements one less hassle for travelers by offeringspecial deals on several itineraries where the single supplement is waived.The single traveler demographic is on the increase, with solo travelers forming a significant portion of the leisure travel market. Lion World Travel wants to better serve those clients. Lucille Sive, President of Lion World Travel said, “Single passengers, who comprise a fair amount of the travel market to Africa, tend to be the forgotten demographic and too often must contend with the added expense of single supplements. We want to change that by offering some of our well-known spectacular deals without extra supplements for single travelers.”Although single supplements appear unfair, one must realize that travel providers calculate costs of lodging and transportation based on two travelers, 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. Likewise, costs of transportation and transfers are shared between two travelers. If a single person is traveling then transportation costs are borne by one person alone, thereby increasing the per person price for the solo traveler. Typically, single supplements are anywhere from 10% to 100% of the advertised double occupancy price.Single travelers may prefer to travel alone, or have little choice but to do so.  Many travelers enjoy traveling solo as 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 single travelers’ needs, despite the fact that a significant proportion of travelers are choosing to embark solo. 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, including South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania and Lion World Travel invites solo travelers to 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, or call Lion World Travel at 1-800-387-2706.


About Lion World Travel
Lion World Travel specializes 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 Travel’s destination knowledge, expertise, and emphasis on customer service. With all their Africa Specialists 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 our 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 and 2013
Winner of the South African Airways “Award of Excellence in Travel and Tourism for
North America” for 2012

Winner of Travelzoo Award for “Best Overall Provider of Vacation Package Deals to
Warm Weather Destinations” for 2012

About The TreadRight Foundation
Lion World Travel is part of a joint initiative with The TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation established by The Travel Corporation to encourage sustainable tourism within our own family of brands and in the places we visit. To date, TreadRight has donated more than US $2 million to sustainable tourism projects around the world. To find out more about our work with TreadRight

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