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One in three Brits travel solo, according to study

Woman on beachOne third of Brits will embark on a holiday alone this year, according to a recent study by 101 Holidays.

The report found that it’s not just youngsters travelling abroad on their own though; older generations are also getting in on the action with the average age of today’s solo traveller 54 years.

Solo travel trends

The research found that 58.3% of single holidaymakers are female, making them more likely to travel alone than their male counterparts.

Differences in the type of trip taken by solo travellers was also noted across the genders.

While women preferred active trips to exotic locations, such as African safaris and walking holidays, men sought more laid-back pursuits – settling down with a good book, going cycling or even sailing.

All of these activities can be catered to by specialist solo travel tour operators and who have expanded their range of holidays to cater to the increasing number of single tourists looking to holiday alone.

Best destinations for singles

In terms of destinations, specialist single tour travel operators have witnessed a huge surge in demand for short breaks to Europe to make this one of the top locations for single holidaymakers.

Once-in-a-lifetime destinations also proved more popular as British singletons did their best to make the most of their time away from work.

For singletons struggling to pick an appropriate location for a solo holiday, Travel and Leisure Magazine compiled a list of top countries.

New Zealand – home of Lord of the Rings – unsurprisingly made it into the top spot while Norway and Switzerland took second and third place respectively.

Each of these locations offers unique experiences for travellers and whether singletons are interested in camping trips, cultural explorations or beach breaks there are plenty of great locations to choose from.

If you’re thinking of partaking in a solo trip abroad, it’s important to book single trip travel insurance in advance

Date Created: 19 June 2015

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