Tauck Expands Single Traveler Program For 2009

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Single Supplement Waived Or Reduced On 22 Itineraries, 100+ Departures

Having other solo travelers along provides camaraderie and companionship at meals, and eliminates any self-consciousness that a single traveler might otherwise feel.

Tauck is coming to the aid of solo travelers feeling the combined pinch of the economic slowdown and the "single supplement" typically levied on those traveling alone. The company is expanding its annual single traveler program for 2009, either waiving or dramatically reducing the single supplement on 106 departures of 22 land and cruise itineraries in Europe and North America.

According to Tauck, nearly a quarter of the itineraries in the program have had their supplement waived entirely, and the average supplement reduction is 70%. This translates into cash savings as high as $3,000, with an average savings of $1,276. Additional price reductions through Tauck's "Partner Savings" program, in which Tauck passes pricing considerations from its suppliers along to Tauck guests, also apply to a number of itineraries in the singles program.

Itineraries in Tauck's single program include five European river cruises and five "Tauck At Sea" small-ship ocean cruises, including four Mediterranean voyages. Land itineraries include five European journeys in Tauck's popular "A Week In" collection, and seven trips in the U.S. and Canada.

"The single supplement can be a significant barrier for many solo travelers, and in a tough economy, it can loom even larger," said Tauck CEO Dan Mahar. "We've done our best to reduce it or eliminate it on selected trips and departures for a number of years, but this year our team has gone above and beyond to make sure that solo travelers get the very best value possible with Tauck."

Beyond the substantial cost savings, Mahar pointed to other benefits to the Tauck program. "Eliminating or reducing the single supplement on any departure virtually assures that there will be other solo travelers on the same trip," explained Mahar. "Having other solo travelers along provides camaraderie and companionship at meals, and eliminates any self-consciousness that a single traveler might otherwise feel." The escorted group setting provides other benefits to the solo traveler, added Mahar, including the assurance of having a tour director on hand in the event of unforeseen circumstances, eliminating the difficulties of navigating in unfamiliar territory, and assistance with everything from luggage handling to dinner reservations.

    Normal    Reduced    Savings    Supplement    Number of
Tauck Itinerary     Single Price*    Single Price*    (in $$$)    Reduction    Departures

River Cruises

"Holland & Belgium In Spring"    $4,886    $3,490    $1,396    100%    7
"Budapest To The Black Sea"    $6,006    $4,290    $1,716    100%    12
"The Blue Danube"    $5,586    $4,586    $1,000    63%    8
"The Rhine And Moselle"    $6,006    $5,006    $1,000    58%    2
"Amsterdam To Budapest By Riverboat"    $7,546    $6,546    $1,000    46%    10

Ocean Cruises

"Treasures Of The Mediterranean"    $9,990    $6,990    $3,000    86%    2
"Sicily, The Amalfi Coast & Rome"    $10,890    $7,990    $2,900    74%    1
"Venice & The Dalmatian Coast"    $10,240    $7,240    $3,000    74%    4
"Istanbul And The Black Sea"    $11,135    $8,135    $3,000    69%    4
"Mediterranean Discovery"    $11,390    $8,390    $3,000    68%    3

Land Journeys - Europe

"A Week In… Scotland" **    $4,230    $3,390    $840    100%    4
"A Week In… Italy" **    $3,776    $3,130    $646    82%    5
"A Week In… Spain" **    $4,839    $3,867    $972    81%    6
"A Week In… Imperial Europe" **    $4,048    $3,468    $580    61%    7
"A Week In… Paris & Provence" **    $4,697    $4,297    $400    32%    3

Land Journeys - North America                    
"Best Of The Canadian Rockies" **    $3,399    $2,695    $704    100%    5
"Prince Edward Island & Nova Scotia"    $2,980    $2,495    $485    100%    5
"Charleston / Savannah"    $2,998    $2,582    $416    64%    5
"Grand Canadian Rockies" **    $5,894    $5,294    $600    46%    3
"Canadian Rockies & British Columbia" **    $6,529    $5,829    $700    43%    3
"Michigan's Lakes & Mackinac Island"    $3,118    $2,810    $308    42%    4
"Canadian Rockies & Glacier N.P." **    $4,465    $4,065    $400    40%    3

  •     Savings as high as $3,000 (average savings: $1,276)
  •     Supplement reduced by 70% on average, and as much as 100%.
  •     Total itineraries: 22
  •     Total departures: 106

*Pricing may vary based on departure date and cabin category.    
**Additional Tauck Partners Savings may apply.

For more information, contact your Tauck travel professional, call 1 800 468 2825, or visit http://www.tauck.com.

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