Singles are traveling more than ever before.
“Stigmas about being a single traveler are dissipating,” said Nancie Svensen, an independent affiliate of Avoya Travel/American Express. “There was a time when it was assumed that most solo travelers were aged, lonely or looking to meet and mingle with other solo travelers but, nowadays, there are many interesting travel options that attract solo travelers of all ages, tastes and interests. They will find a reason to book the vacation, regardless of having a companion or not.”
Single travelers, defined by how they are traveling rather than their relationship status, are a mixed niche.
“Some are not married. Some are widowed or divorced, traveling either by themselves or with friends. And some are married,” said Guy Young, president of Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection.