Holidays Alone : Do what you like, when you like

We live in a society that seems to cater for couples and where holidaying alone is seen as strange, adventurous or brave by those who regularly holiday with their partners, friends or family.Yet holidaying alone is growing in popularity and no longer has the stigma attached to it that it once did. A Growing Market More and more single people are holidaying solo; last year, over a third of foreign holidays were taken by lone travelers who pumped over 10 billion into the travel industry. As a consequence, a fast growing holiday market has sprung up to cater for those who do want to go it alone at holiday time. If you have ever holidayed with someone who doesn’t want to do the things you want to do, you know how ultimately frustrating and disappointing holidaying in a group or couple can be. It’s a rare couple that share the same tastes in everything and one of a pair has always to make some compromises on a holiday, whether it is when dining out or planning what to do with the day. The splendid selfishness of doing exactly what you like when you like can never be underestimated and is one of the top reasons why people take the chance to holiday alone. Recent research highlighted that single holidaymakers are not necessarily single people, with over 45 percent of...

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