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Overseas Adventure Travel Fosters Women’s Independence through Life-changing Solo Travel

80,000+ solos have traveled with O.A.T. in past five years

Overseas Adventure Travel, the leader in solo-friendly travel for women over 50, honors strong and adventurous women travelers in celebration of International Women’s Day. Boldly exploring the globe, experiencing new cultures, and connecting with others from every walk of life, solo women travelers push the boundaries of what’s possible for all women.

Solo women travelers help to enrich the lives of the people they’ll meet along the way – often women and girls in far-flung countries – just as their lives will be enriched by the discoveries they will make on their journeys.

More than 80,000 solo travelers have traveled with O.A.T. in the last five years, and more than half of O.A.T. travelers are solo women. The company has 38,000 solo women travelers who have reserved travel for 2021 and 2022. O.A.T. offers Free Single Supplements on 92% of its 30,000 single spaces to support solo travelers.

Women supporting women
In the spirit of women supporting women, O.A.T. issued the complimentary NEW 101+ Tips for Solo Women Travelers. The booklet compiles advice primarily from O.A.T.’s most seasoned solo women travelers and was edited by O.A.T. Vice Chairman Harriet Lewis.

The NEW 101+ Tips for Solo Women Travelers, written specifically for the mature woman, shares tips on top solo-friendly destinations; specific regions of the world; solo travel safety; money matters; and etiquette, dining, and culture. Anyone may request a complimentary copy of the NEW 101+ Tips for Solo Women Travelers (or view it) at

For many O.A.T. solo women travelers, the best part of their adventures is the support through O.A.T. travel for Grand Circle Foundation projects, many of which focus on women and girls. The organization’s community development, for example, establishes the means for women and village leaders to create sustainable changes in their communities to become economically self-sufficient.

Personalization = Independence
Solo travelers, by definition, are independent, and options to personalize their travels are appealing. For 2022, 85% of O.A.T. travelers are choosing to personalize their experiences in more than 80 countries.

O.A.T. is the only travel company to offer the level of flexibility and choice it does, so solo travelers can create an experience that is truly personalized. Travelers may:

— Choose a pre-trip or post-trip extension. Pre- and post- options lower travelers’ average per-day costs and enable them to take advantage of international airfare.
— Arrive early or stay later to “break away” and explore a destination entirely on their own.
— Choose an O.A.T. Stopover. O.A.T. offers 3-night stopovers in cities such as London, Paris, Amsterdam, and Rome.
— Combine two or more adventures. Consecutive trips allow travelers to avoid the expense and length of another international flight.
— Customize air preferences, such as choosing departure city and airline.

To learn more about O.A.T., please visit or call 1-800-955-1925.

Established in 1978, Overseas Adventure Travel (O.A.T.) is part of Boston-based – Grand Circle Corporation’s family of travel companies, which also include Grand Circle Cruise Line and Grand Circle Travel. In 1992, owners Alan and Harriet Lewis established the nonprofit Grand Circle Foundation to support communities in which Grand Circle works and travels, including some 300 humanitarian, cultural, and educational endeavors worldwide—among them, 100 schools, in 50 countries. The Foundation is an entity of the Lewis Family Foundation, which has pledged or donated more than $200 million since 1981.

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