For Women Only: ABC Destinations Acquires the Women’s Travel Club

Women Only Travel Club Now Offers More Selection, More Value:
For Example, 7-Day Thanksgiving in Italy, $1,499

Bloomfield, NJ August 14, 2006 For the solo woman traveler, one is no longer a lonely number. ABC Destinations announced that it has acquired The Women’s Travel Club, a pioneer in offering exclusive tours for women only.
By tapping into the enormous buying power of one of the largest tour operators in the country, The Women’s Travel Club now provides women travelers a greater selection of destinations around the world, as well as more value. The acquisition reflects the enormous growth of the women’s travel market in recent years and its significant impact on the hospitality industry worldwide.

A Milestone for Women Travelers
ABC Destinations’ purchase of The Women’s Travel Club is considered a milestone in the industry. With women continuing to gain greater financial and social independence, the market for the solo women traveler is expanding dramatically. Hotels and destinations around the world are becoming more “women friendly,” offering special amenities and services catering to their unique needs.

“I started The Women’s Travel Club 15 years ago because I was a woman traveling alone on group tours, which did not cater to solos,” noted Club founder and Managing Director Phyllis Stoller. “ABC Destinations’ acquisition of The Women’s Travel Club is a recognition, finally, that women traveling solo constitute a valid and vast market. This is a long time coming. Now we have a proven concept with a bigger engine. We can reach more women, with quality trips and value driven prices.”

“More than half the travelers are women and many are going it solo,”
remarked Tom Paris, co-president, ABC Destinations. “Phyllis is a true visionary in the industry, who recognized early on the enormous need among women travelers for vacations that cater to their special interests. We are pleased to welcome The Women’s Travel Club into the ABC Destinations family and look forward to working with Phyllis to better meet the needs of the women travelers.”

Giving Thanks
Among the current specials at The Women’s Travel Club is a 7-days/5-nights hosted tour over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, November 21  27, 2006, for just $1,499, based on double occupancy. The price for “Thanksgiving with The Club in Italy” includes round-trip airfare from Newark, a stay at the Hotel Grand Vittoria, a 4 ½ star spa hotel, breakfast and dinner daily, with wine and coffee included at welcome. Travelers also enjoy a special Thanksgiving dinner, cooked at a picturesque villa farmhouse by a professional Italian chef. Space is limited and based on availability. For more information, log onto http://www.womenstravelclub.com or call toll-free 800-480- 4448.

All prices are based on double occupancy and vary by departure date. Room shares can be arranged. Departure taxes, airport security fees, and airline fuel surcharges are not included in the prices.

About ABC Destinations
ABC Destinations provides vacation packages to the world travelers at prices that offer considerable value. As a sister company of Club ABC Tours  one of the country’s largest members-only travel club  ABC Destinations is able to draw upon over 40-years of experience to negotiate significant savings while providing an authentic and unique travel experience. For more information, call toll-free 1-800-227-5858 or log on to www.abcdestinations.com.

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