Solo Travel on the Rise

Solo Travel on the Rise

Given that we’re living in the Selfie Era, is it any surprise that solo travel is on the rise? I keep hearing more and more about this trend—driven by millennials and women, but increasingly popular overall—and I’m convinced that its impact on the industry is growing. A few statistics I’ve come across recently: Roughly one in four U.S. travelers plans to travel alone in 2018, according to a study by MMGY. The US Tour Operators Association says that nearly half (46%) of its members reported a growth in solo travelers in 2017 over the year before. And Google searches for the term “how to travel solo” have risen tenfold since 2008, reaching a peak in January 2018. Solo travelers come in many forms: Some are unmarried, divorced or widowed, while…
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