Tours for Older Singles

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Tours for Older Singles
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Changes in lifestyle, longevity and marriage patterns mean that today's singles are as likely to be mature travellers as they are young people. According to the U.S. Travel Association, 57 per cent of leisure travellers in 2009, including single travellers and others, were older than 45. The categories of "mature" travellers and older "boomers" (born before 1954) together accounted for 36 per cent of travellers. More tour operators are providing singles tours for this older group.

Connecting: Solo Travel Network

Connecting: Solo Travel Network is a Canadian-based international membership organisation that publishes a bimonthly travel newsletter with trip offers and classified advertisements for travel companions. Fifty per cent of members are older than 50, so travel information for mature singles is one of the group's priorities.

Tours featured in the newsletter must be offered with either no single supplement, the extra fee charged to travellers on their own, or a very low supplement. A regularly updated Singles Tours and Getaways Calendar includes tours, cruises, travel clubs, hospitality organisations and other singles-friendly travel suggestions. Travel opportunities range from cruises, cultural tours and jazz festivals to African safaris and camping trips in U.S. national parks.

Connecting: Solo Travel Network

689 Park Road

Unit 6

Gibsons, BC V0N 1V7



Saga Solo Holidays for Seniors

Saga is a British tour operator that specialises in travel for those older than 50. The company is associated with Saga Magazine, which is aimed at active older readers. Saga's singles trips and tours include cruises, cultural experiences and soft adventure travel. Tours include singles hosts or Saga tour managers. Excursions and activities are fully described, as are accommodations and meal arrangements. Economy flights and travel insurance are included in the quoted prices. Saga publishes a new list of solo tours every year. Typical vacations last from seven to 11 nights, with some cruises lasting up to 27 nights. Tours leave from United Kingdom airports for destinations all over the world throughout the year. Solo travel is listed under "Themed Holidays" on Saga's website and in its promotional materials.

Saga Holidays Ltd,

The Saga Building,

Enbrook Park,


Kent CT20 3SE

United Kingdom

+44 (0)800-096-0084

Luxury Singles Travel

Luxury Singles Travel works with singles groups to organise cruises, tours, short getaways and trips. Besides singles travel for seniors, the company runs tours for religious groups, student travellers, single parents, men-only or women-only groups and single fans of adventure travel.

Tours for senior singles usually include 10-day to two-week tours to scenic destinations like Scotland, Germany, Austria, New England, Canada, the Mediterranean and South and Central America. Some special-interest tours for seniors are built around themes such as skiing in Utah and wine tours in Europe and North Africa.

Luxury Singles Travel


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