Report: ABTA Solo Travel Conference

The oppotunity to do what one wants on holiday is the main reason travellers choose to go solo. Sam Ballard reports from ABTA’s inaugural conference The solo travel sector grew by 12 per cent last year, Abta revealed at its inaugural Solo Travel Conference. The event, for which Solus was media partner, was held in…

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Lost City slickers

Laura Millar embarks on an epic five-day trek to the ancient Ciudad Perdida, Colombia’s answer to Machu Picchu “Vamonos!” comes the insistent call from Jose, our long-haired, 30-something indigenous guide, who is partly responsible for shepherding my group of seven relatively amateur hikers along 46km of arduous terrain through the lush green mountains of the…

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Frequently asked questions about solo travel

From hand-holding to early booking, four leading solo travel experts provide tips on safety, destinations, single supplements and travelling in a group It seems obvious but even the most well-seasoned traveller is going to be more nervous about taking a holiday on their own than they would in a group. Solo clients will ask more…

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Five fantastic places to visit in 2019

What makes a destination great for solo travellers? There are a number of factors in play, including safety, ease of travel and cost. Of course, these are concerns all holidaymakers share, but become particularly relevant when travelling alone. Here, we have picked five fantastic destinations for 2019, in no particular order, that solo travellers will love…

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Small ship voyages are so inclusive

Expedition cruises offer some great options for solo travellers Who can resist the allure of the sea? Boarding a ship and sailing to distant lands like the explorers of old is a dream for many. And, while the world might be a lot smaller now than it once was, the fascination we have with travel…

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The industry needs to support solo travellers

Joel Brandon-Bravo, UK managing director of Travelzoo, says that the potential market for solo travellers is huge, and needs to be embraced and provided for At Travelzoo, we spend our time sourcing the best travel deals for all our members. That’s easier for some audiences than it is for others, and we’ve previously run high-profile…

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