Super solo in Surfers
SURFERS Paradise has had a 32 per cent jump in solo travellers in 2017, according to the world’s largest online hostel booking website.
The Gold Coast tourism hub increase was higher than the 18 per cent jump recorded for Australia and above Byron Bay (up 28 per cent), Torquay and Margaret River (both up 27 per cent).
But Nimbin led the way in growth with an 83 per cent surge in solo visitors.
Hostelworld director of product Breffni Horgan said it was no surprise increasing numbers of solo tourists were choosing Australia: “Most people who travel solo do so to branch out and meet likeminded people from all cultures and walks of life, and Australian society is one big melting pot of rich diversities.”