The Arctic awaits: Aurora Expeditions

Aurora Expeditions offer guests the opportunity to experience the polar regions onboard their latest ship, with brand new itineraries for 2020/21 As expeditionary voyaging emerges as the bucket-list holiday of choice for the well-travelled and well-resourced Gen X cohort, the need for those operating in this travel space to distinguish themselves has become greater than…

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Take the plunge in New Zealand

Stuart Forster takes the plunge on an adrenaline-fuelled trip around New Zealand – the ideal destination for solo travellers From my position at the edge of the Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge it looks more than 43 metres down to the green river that swirls between the cliffs. Queenstown is renowned as a hub for adventure…

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Solus magazine – issue five

The latest issue of Solus, the only trade publication dedicated to solo travel. In this issue, Laura Millar treks to the Lost City in Colombia; we check in with Riviera Travel; plus, we share our tips on selling solo travel.

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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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InFocus: Riviera Travel

Riviera Travel’s solo proposition has proved so popular that the company is adding new tours – both short- and long-haul – to its portfolio, writes Sam Ballard With a touring programme that includes everything from river cruises in Europe to rail journeys through India, Riviera Travel has found a proposition that clearly resonates within its…

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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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