The top five destinations for solo travellers

Canada Why? Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver are among the world’s finest cites – clean, reliable, safe and diverse, they are perfect for solo travellers who are looking for an urban break. One of their great joys, however, is their proximity to Canada’s magnificent countryside – shimmering lakes, towering mountains, dense forests and dramatic coastlines that defy…

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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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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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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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