There are few things I find as obnoxious as the single-supplement when traveling solo. It’s mean and, especially for those who perhaps wish they weren’t traveling alone, adds insult to injury. Recently I met with a representative from Explora lodges about their very cool properties and expeditions. During our conversation he mentioned “working with families” to make rates more affordable. I pointed out that perhaps he might consider “working with” solo travelers in a similar way, and (perhaps not so nicely) suggested he was discriminating against those traveling alone by charging them extra while “working with” families.
Today I got this press release. While the rates are for the off-season, and I wish they got rid of the supplement charge altogether, it’s a step in the right direction. Easter Island, here I come!
Going Alone has Never Been so Affordable: explora Unveils Special Rates for Solo Travelers
Travel on your own to the unexplored regions of South America sans single supplement surcharge from May 15 to October 15
April 19, 2011 (Santiago, Chile) – Pack up, head out, and experience adventure on your own in South America sans single supplement surcharge with explora. The innovative Santiago, Chile-based adventure travel company is waving the single supplement for solo travelers at all of its lodge destinations, excluding explora Travisias nomadic journeys, in the unexplored regions of South America through the upcoming travel season.
That’s right: Travel solo from May 15 to October 15, 2011 and enjoy the same rate charged per person in a double-occupancy guest room at Hotel Salto Chico in Patagonia; Posada de Mike Rapu on Easter Island; or Hotel de Larache in the Atacama Desert. The discount will doubtless prove a boon to those who prefer to take in the world on their own, as “solo travelers” – that is, those who travel alone with no companions – comprise 11% of all U.S. adult leisure travelers, according to the U.S. Travel Association.
So – choose your own timetable, select your own explorations, set the alarm for whenever you like, and don’t fret about sharing the covers with another. You’re on your own for the same great rate through the summer ahead with explora.
For more information or to make reservations, please contact explora toll free at (866) 750-6699, email email@example.com, or visit the website at www.explora.com.