The Solo Traveller is slowly and steadily becoming one of the key influencers in the Adventure Travel Industry. Is your company geared towards the solo traveller? We tell you why you should.
Solo travellers have trekked, sailed, biked and bussed their wayÃ‚Â across earth for centuries, exploring and discovering.
Statistics show that about 20% of travellers take holidays on theirÃ‚Â own, for a variety of reasons. Many are not married or partnered,Ã‚Â some prefer to travel alone, and others simply canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t find a friendÃ‚Â who can take leave at the same time, or who wants to go to theÃ‚Â same destination.
Solo travellers deserve better treatment than they have traditionallyÃ‚Â received. Most are happy to join group departures, while othersÃ‚Â prefer the freedom to go their own way.Ã‚Â One of the most important considerations for solo travellers isÃ‚Â safety. Whether itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s meeting new people in a group departure,Ã‚Â sharing a room with a stranger to avoid the costly singleÃ‚Â supplement, or travelling alone somewhere exotic, solo travellersÃ‚Â need to feel safe and secure.
As agents, it is our responsibility to ensure that all travellers have aÃ‚Â safe and enjoyable holiday Ã¢â‚¬â€œ especially solo travellers. DecentÃ‚Â hotels, trustworthy drivers and guides, and empathetic office staffÃ‚Â give confidence to prospective singleton travellers.Ã‚Â Providing solo travellers with interesting itineraries andÃ‚Â opportunities for meaningful interactions with locals and otherÃ‚Â travellers is good business.