Sometimes travelling alone can be a daunting thought. But don’t let that put you off! There are a multitude of wonderful options for today’s solo traveller, whether you want to travel truly on your own, as part of a tour group or on a cruise.
Solo travel has many advantages.
It’s easy to design your trip when you don’t have anyone else’s interests to consider. You get to go where ever you want to, and do whatever it is that you want to do. There are no compromises – you make all the choices!
You are also more likely to meet new people as a solo traveller – both locals and fellow travelers. That can mean more genuine experiences with people of diverse backgrounds.
Solo travel will test your limits push you out of your comfort zone, and you’ll discover new abilities helping you to develop more as a person. You will also gain a new sense of confidence and empowerment.
Traditionally, solo travellers in hotels, on tours or on cruise ships have had to pay a single supplement. That’s anywhere from 10 to 100 percent of the rate that two people would pay.
Travel companies have started to notice the growth in solo travel. They’re responding with offerings to attract travelers on their own. Many tour companies and cruise lines waive or reduce the single supplements for select journeys. Some also offer roommate programs, where they’ll match up solo travellers of the same gender and some cruise lines are now even offering solo cabins.