Press release

Saga travel offers the the US president a "freshman" holiday as he turns fifty on August 4th 2011

Thursday 4 August 2011

Saga Travel, the leading holidays and cruise operator for the over 50s, is delighted to welcome American’s President, Barack Obama, to the “hot 50” club and has compiled a selection of holiday adventures that will definitely raise the “destination ceiling” while he grapples with that “other” ceiling. Here’s the company’s recommendations with ties to Mr.Obama’s life outside of the White House, that are truly fit for a newly fifty President:

Heading to the birthplace of his Father - Kenya

Barack Obama’s father was born in Nyan’oma Kogelo, Kenya. Saga offers the perfect opportunity for Barack to visit his homeland on an authentic “Kenyan Safari”. Here he will be able to observe and experience the Kenyan Wildlife, staying in some of the country’s most famous game reserves including the Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary. If he wanted a quiet, romantic moment with Michelle he could also treat her to a hot air balloon flight over the Masai Mara.

Peace and tranquillity – No signal Nepal

President Obama is always on-call, so to escape somewhere without a Blackberry signal, Saga offers a unique, exciting trekking tour in Nepal. Obama has a passion for walking and on this small group tour he’d experience the astounding landscapes the Himalayas in Nepal have to offer. If thrill seeking he’s able to cross a cable bridge to reach an uphill path which leads to the Gurung Lodge, where he’ll stay comfortably overnight.

Saga Travel is the largest tour operator to Nepal and with years of experience, Obama would be able to trust he’s in safe hands.

Voluntourism in Africa – giving back to the birthplace of…everything

Barack was a director of the Developing Communities Project in Greater Roseland in the mid 1980’s. With a passion for giving something back to the community, he might like to be part of the Saga Volunteer Travel programme. Here he could help with sustainable projects including a school in St Lucia, an orphanage in Nepal and community centres in South Africa, having the chance to help people less fortunate.

He’s fluent in Indonesian – who knew?

Obama learnt Indonesian during his four childhood years in Jakarta. For a refresher course in the language he could stay at the luxury Keraton Jimbaran Resort and Spa in Bali where he could converse with the locals on a trip to a local coffee and vanilla plantation or traditional Balinese house.

Saga Travel has couriered an invitation and voucher to the White House, and looks forward to booking up their most powerful newly fifty to date!

Others turning fifty this year, who the company will be tailoring suggestions for include: Meg Ryan and Marco Pierre White


For further information, please contact the Saga Travel Press Office on 01303 771118

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Information sourced from:

· A classic Kenyan Safari is from £1,999 per person for 10 nights, departing from September 16th 2011

· Trekking in Nepal is from £1,999 per person for 12 nights, departing from 2nd January 2012

· 9 nights at the Keraton Jimbaran Resort and Spa costs from £1,399 departing from 16th January 2012

· Prices for the Saga Volunteer Travel start from £2,100