8 Top Tips for Solo Travel


Across the globe travel has been on the backburner. But now hope fills the air as would-be travelers are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel thanks to the roll-out of vaccines and the development of other break-through medical advances in the battle against COVID-19. In fact, Our research shows that two thirds of global travelers (66%) feel more hopeful about traveling in 2021. And that means many are keen to start planning for when it’s safe to travel again.

That first trip will see many stepping out alone – with research revealing that the solo travel trend is gathering momentum. Our data pre-pandemic saw only 17% of travelers were planning a trip on their own, whilst nearly double (30%) now say they will be planning a solo trip in the future.

So for those intrepid adventurers, we have gathered insights and tips to help travelers to make the most of that solo escape, sharing destination inspiration based on our travelers endorsement for solo travel essentials, from friendly faces to convenient public transport.

Eat like the locals

Top Tip: Wherever the destination, be sure to look up its local delicacy before you set off  to start planning your foodie schedule and get an idea of which places (whether a street food stall or fine-dining restaurant) really are a must-eat!

Get off the beaten track

Top Tip: Ask your accommodation owner or host for tips on the must-see things to do or places to visit. It might sound obvious, but friendly local intel can ensure you don’t miss the hidden gem your chosen destination has to offer!

Seek out solo options for city seekers

Top Tip: Explore the city on foot to better get your bearings and experience what a new city has to offer. At many destinations you could join a guided walking tour to see all sides of the city too while also learning about the local history and culture.


Picking a shoppers’ paradise

Top Tip: Timing is key – whether you want to hit the sale season or avoid it, make sure you know when it starts at your destination before booking


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SOURCE: Booking.com

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