Top 10 List of Most Popular Summer Vacations for Americans 50+, May 23, 2012
BOSTON, MA—(May 23, 2012)—Russia, European river cruises, and African safaris top the list of the most popular summer destinations for the over 50 crowd, according to Grand Circle Corporation Chairman and CEO Alan E. Lewis. “Of the more than 80 land and sea vacations we offer, half (51.9%) of our travelers who are taking an international trip this summer booked one of these vacations,” said Lewis.
*Top 10 Vacations For Americans 55+
“Russia has long been of interest to older Americans who grew up during the Cold War, while river cruising in Europe is an affordable, leisurely way to see some of the most beautiful cities, towns and villages in the world,” said Lewis. As for Africa, Lewis says that “with its wildlife and vibrant culture, Africa draws thousands of American travelers each year—of all ages. However, for older Americans, having the opportunity to meet local people and engage in cultural activities is just as important as wildlife viewing.”
Grand Circle Corporation offers these and other vacations through travel brands Grand Circle Cruise Line, Overseas Adventure Travel, and Grand Circle Travel, and serves more than 100,000 Americans aged 50+ each year. For more information or a free catalog, please click the following links or call 1-800-2483737.
ABOUT GRAND CIRCLE CORPORATION
Established in 1958, Grand Circle Corporation is the leader in international travel, adventure and discovery for Americans aged 50+. It includes brands Grand Circle Cruise Line (est. 1997), Overseas Adventure Travel (est. 1978) and Grand Circle Travel (est. 1958). Grand Circle Cruise Line is an award-winning fleet of owned and privately chartered small ships, including 15 river ships, three 4-star plus 50 passenger ocean vessels, and more than 40 small ship charters. The fleet has made Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List of World’s Best Cruise Lines for the past six years and has been listed as one of the “World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Lines” by readers of Travel + Leisure for five years running. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Grand Circle has more than 30 offices throughout Asia, the South Pacific, Europe, the Americas, and Africa. Its charitable arm, Grand Circle Foundation, has donated or pledged more than $91 million USD to more than 300 educational, humanitarian, and cultural organizations worldwide since 1992, including 100 schools in 60 villages in 30 countries.