Holidaymakers beginning to 'go it alone'
Solo travel is becoming more popular according to...website solotravel.org
Wednesday, 18, Nov 2009 01:57
The number of holidaymakers touring the UK and Europe by caravan on their own could be set to increase after ebookers.com suggested that solo travel is becoming more popular.
It revealed that the recession has influenced the market, with 15 per cent going it alone due to a lack of available finances from friends and family.
Commenting, Solotravel.org editor Anthony Page said the trend will only become more apparent, with a number of firms now offering tailored trips for one.
He said those heading off on their own should ensure someone knows where they are going and what their travel plans are in order to remain safe.
"When booking on tour or adventure group holidays make sure you call the operator beforehand to find out about the group dynamic, for example whether most people are in couples et cetera - this way you can ensure you are with other solos," Mr Page advised.
The expert predicted that certain destinations were good for specific interest trips and gave the example of France for surfing.