“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.”
Solo travel is on the rise.
A 2014 study conducted by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) revealed that 81 percent of adults ages 45 and older planned to travel on their own in the following 12 months, and 37 percent of participants reported taking a previous solo trip.
According to a 2015 Visa Global Travel Intentions Study, which surveyed 13,603 travelers across the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa; 1 in 5 traveled alone for their most recent leisure trip.
The study also found that travelers tend to focus on a particular destination, but are flexible and spontaneous in terms of activities on their itineraries.
Here are some websites that cater to solo travelers.
Connecting Solo Travel Network: http://www.cstn.org/;
Singles Travel Getaways: http://singlestravelgetaways.com/;
Singles Travel International: http://www.singlestravelintl.com/;
Solo Travel Network: http://cstn.org/;
Travel Chum: http://www.travelchum.net/; solo traveler network.
Also more tour operators are catering to solo travelers by eliminating single supplement fees.
G Adventures and Intrepid both specialize in small group travel; and will pair up single travelers of the same gender in rooms without extra charge.
Exodus offers special departure dates specifically for single travelers.
Abercrombie and Kent guarantees individual travelers will get private accommodations each night.Welcome »