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Study: the six best destinations for solo female travellers

Christian Fleetwood

Finland and New Zealand are the UK’s safest destinations for solo female travellers, new research has revealed.

According to WeSwap’s survey of more than 2000 female travellers across Britain, Finland and New Zealand were rated the best destinations in the world in terms of safety and quality of experience for solo female travellers.

Rounding out the list were Uruguay, Japan, The Netherlands and Canada.

WeSwap reported that 56 per cent of women surveyed believed taking holidays was essential for their wellbeing, while 34 per cent said it was their ultimate goal when saving money.

The results are concurrent with a general increase in popularity for solo female travel globally, demonstrated by a steady growth in Google searches relating to the term over the past five years, peaking in 2018.

Google clocked the number of searches relating to ‘solo female travel’ at more than 100 million, last year.

Trends have also shown that the top five regions with the most ‘solo female travel’ searches are Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Canada and the Philippines.

GoogleTrends shows searches relating to 'solo female travel' have grown steadily, with a peak of 100 million searches in 2018
GoogleTrends shows searches relating to ‘solo female travel’, beginning in March 2014, with a peak of more than 100 million searches in 2018

Coincidentally, hosting is also more popular among women, according to Forbes.

In Australia, more than 60 per cent of accomodation is hosted by women, while there is also a majority of female hosts throughout Europe (nearly 54 per cent), Latin America (just over 50 per cent) and Asia (just over 50 per cent).

The majority is also prevalent throughout the US, with a majority of accomodation across the country run by female hosts.

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