New research from Hostelworld has revealed that more women are flying solo than ever before.
Solobookings, in general, seem to be on the climb with Hostelworld revealing a 42 per cent increase in solo bookings increasing by 42 per cent between 2015 and 2017.
And its women leading the way, with bookings by female solo travellers up 45 per cent since 2015 in comparison to a 40 per cent increase for men.
Solo travel was once seen as brave and risky for female travellers but a shift of attitude has
meant that it is now an adventurous, exciting experience that allows them to feel free with no
one else to worry about or please.
Culturally rich destinations such as Cuba, Macedonia and the Emirates are proving to be more popular than ever amongst solo travellers, with the rise in total solo bookings to Cuba alone from 2016 to 2017 increasing by 406 per cent.
It’s easier than ever now to visit exciting long-haul destinations, with improvements in connectivity, technology such as apps allowing travellers to see where they are going and change their plans at the touch of a button. With more flights being available too, solo travel is now safer, easier and hassle-free.
These are the top ten destinations for women who prefer to fly solo:
4. United Arab Emirates