You may have heard about the exciting and gradual opening of borders to several countries this year due to some welcome changes in COVID-19 restrictions.
One travel trend that is growing post-COVID is solo travel. Statista reports that over the past few years, more people have decided to take the plunge and enjoy the experience of travelling alone. Statista says this trend is driven by "the quest for self-understanding and new experiences," as well as the increased appetite for travel following many weeks of lockdown measures and isolation.
Statista points to surveys from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia that show primary motivations were the willingness to see the world and not to wait for others. Other leading motivations of solo travellers were the feeling of freedom and independence and the opportunity of meeting new people.
For female solo travellers, flexibility is the main factor for travelling alone, according to Statista. Getting away from routine and responsibilities was the second leading motive.
However, the survey also found that 65 per cent of female travellers avoided travelling alone, saying their main obstacle was being worried about their safety. Higher costs and the fear of getting lost came second and third, respectively.
Tours are a great, organised, and safe way for female travellers to start, as you will have the support of a guide and the opportunity to meet others if you wish to. These tours typically offer abundant cultural experiences to immerse yourself in, perfect for.
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