For AARP Members, 3, 4 & 5 Star Escorted and Locally Hosted Vacations – At a Discount

AARP Services Inc. and Brendan Worldwide Vacations today announced a preferred provider relationship that will help AARP’s 39 million members to travel throughout the world at a discount.

Under the agreement, AARP members will receive a $50 per person discount on Brendan’s escorted and locally hosted vacations and river cruises of seven days (six nights) or longer, anywhere in the world. Additional special offers will also be available. Discounts apply to new bookings made on or after December 4, 2007.

“We are continuously working to bring extra value to AARP membership and to enrich our members’ lives.” said Tim Fitzgerald, AARP Services’ Director of AARP Travel Products and Services. “Through this new relationship, AARP members can receive a discount while enjoying their choice of destinations and style of traveling.”

“We are delighted to be part of the AARP Travel family,” said Gary Murphy, President of Brendan. “AARP has a long history of offering outstanding value and service to their members. We are proud to have been selected as one of their suppliers.”

Brendan Worldwide Vacations offers multi-day tours and cruises throughout the world, including Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South and Central America, Africa, Asia, the United States and Canada. Travel is by modern tour coaches with air conditioning, reclining seats and panoramic windows, deluxe river cruise ships, safari mini-buses, trains, and Mediterranean cruise ships. They offer a variety of traveling styles to fit every taste and budget.

AARP members will need to provide their membership number at the time of booking to receive their $50 per person discount.

AARP Services, Inc., founded in 1999, is a wholly owned subsidiary of AARP. AARP Services manages the wide range of products and services that are offered as benefits to AARP’s 39+ million members. The offers span health products, travel and leisure products, and life event services. Specific products include Medicare supplemental insurance; member discounts on rental cars, cruises, vacation packages and lodging; special offers on technology and gifts; pharmacy services; legal services; and long-term care insurance. AARP Services founded AARP Financial Incorporated, a subsidiary that manages AARP-endorsed financial products including AARP Funds; AARP Services develops new products, manages and markets products and services, creates and maintains partnership and sponsorship relationships, and develops and manages AARP’s award-winning Web site.

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, published bimonthly; AARP Bulletin, our monthly newspaper; AARP Segunda Juventud, our bimonthly magazine in Spanish and English; NRTA Live & Learn, our quarterly newsletter for 50+ educators; and our website. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

About Brendan Worldwide Vacations

Headquartered in the United States, Brendan is a family operated, worldwide travel company that has been introducing travelers to the world since 1969. In addition to the Los Angeles location, they have an office in Dublin, Ireland handling European inbound traffic for cruise lines, incentive houses, meeting planners and tour operators.

Brendan is distinguished from the competition by their company culture that is based on providing superior personal service. They make it a priority to inspect the properties and sights featured in their itineraries so they can create unique travel programs for everyone to enjoy.

Their 2008 travel brochures include: Europe, Ireland & Britain, River Cruising in Europe, Russia & China, Italy, Africa, South & Central America, Australia & New Zealand including Tahiti and Fiji, Asia and the United States & Canada. Vacation options with Brendan include: Escorted Tours, Locally Hosted Tours, Independent Custom Vacations, City Breaks, River Cruises in Europe, Russia and China, Self Drive Vacations, Safaris, Cruise-Tours, Group Travel and Special Interest Tours.

As a founding member of USTOA, Brendan has protected their clients with the establishment of a million-dollar bond invested with the association. Plus, they have provided First Horizons Merchant Services with a Letter of Credit in excess of $20 million to underwrite credit card transactions. Other professional affiliations include ASTA, PATA, OSSN, and NTA.

Brendan is synonymous with superior quality, reliability and value for money, with the goal of providing the most exceptional vacation experience possible. Brendan takes great pride sending people on unforgettable vacations.

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