MORE OF US WILL TRAVEL ALONE
At least we will if the trend revealed by Abta’s annual travel survey continues. It shows that almost one in six people (15 per cent) now goes on holiday by themselves – up from 12 per cent in 2017 and almost three times as many as in 2011 (six per cent). This increase apparently stems from a growing desire for individual independence rather than a lack of alternatives – three quarters of solo tourists said travelling alone gave them more freedom to do what they wanted. The sentiment was particularly prevalent among 35 to 44 year-olds.