The best destinations & deals to travel alone – many cheap single (use) room options available
Carefully selected “Best of” destinations and offers to travel alone with very good value for money and cheap single room options for solo travelers in their own comfy rooms:
Travel alone? You’re not alone!
Anyone who has ever traveled alone or wanted to travel alone knows the problems: it is not only more tedious than in pairs to find suitable trips and accommodations, but usually these are also significantly more expensive alone. In view of the extra costs (keyword single room supplement) and questions (Is it safe enough there alone? Will there only be couples in the hotel? Will I be the only solo traveler on the round trip? How will I serve myself at the buffet without losing my table at the same time?), the effort quickly exceeds the motivation and courage to venture out alone into the big wide world. Or a lower standard of travel or a closer and shorter trip than desired is accepted in the end and thus the vacation happiness – as well as the income of the tourism industry apart from hostels, private room providers such as Airbnb, or short trips – is diminished.
Because although already about 11% of the world’s travelers travel alone (mostly women, by the way, not infrequently in relationships and with an average age of over 50), the travel industry is still lagging behind when it comes to suitable offers for solo travelers.
Vacations have long gone hand-in-hand with company: family bonding, honeymoons, babymoons, bands of oats-sowing college backpackers. Yet today, more and more travelers are going solo – and they’re not who you might expect them to be. Some 24 percent of people traveled alone on their most recent overseas leisure vacation, up from 15 percent in 2013 … While the stereotypical solo traveler has traditionally been single and looking, a solo traveler these days is just as likely, if not more likely, to be married or in a committed relationship.
The New York Times
It’s surprising, then, that the single traveller continues to be largely ignored by mainstream tour operators or forced to pay an unfairly high single supplement.
Travel and hotels without high single supplements tailored to travel alone are not easy to find. Even in hotels that are not well-booked and even for smaller single rooms, you often have to pay up to 100% single supplement, i.e. the same as couples have to pay for two persons. This then quickly exceeds the willingness to pay for an overnight stay, also because one feels unfairly treated. For instance, if a couple pays an acceptable 40 euros per person for the night in a hotel, then staying alone in the same hotel will usually cost at least 60-70 euros up to the full double room rate, i.e. 80 euros. And many types of travel, such as round trips or cruises, often do not even offer a single room or affordable single occupancy option at all.
Apart from the often significantly higher costs, when searching for suitable travel deals to travel alone, one encounters loveless and content-less, mainly search engine optimized pages of large tour operators or classic singles holidays “with flirt factor”, which are not suitable for all solo travelers. In the case of group tours with single room options, which are not aimed at singles and getting to know each other, it is in turn often difficult to locate information of interest to solo travelers, such as the age and structure of other travelers on the tour.
Solo Travel has therefore set itself the goal of making solo traveling easier, more beautiful and cheaper. In addition, we want to make it more social by helping those who travel alone to get in touch and exchange ideas with other solo travelers.
The decisive factor that led to this was not the will to found a company, but the own – both positive and negative – experiences with vacationing alone and in particular its organizational effort and costs. From this arose the resolution to make traveling solo (and thus also the lives of many singles) a good deal easier and more attractive.
The travel portal designed for this purpose, www.solotravel.cc, offers a wide range of selected “Best of” tours and hotels very well suitable for solo travelers and with often very low or no single room supplements. Practical search tools with nice, innovative designs facilitate and embellish the independent search for even more offers, like for ex. round trips, road trips, city breaks, hotels, flights, cruises (also cruises for solo travelers with only little single cabin surcharge), vacation homes and much more. Opportunities for interaction (e.g. via comments and ratings) and for exchanging with other solo travelers in a travel community complement the offers and tips for solo travelers.
Solo Travel advocates for very well fitting and high quality offers for solo travelers combined with very friendly, “fair” prices at tour operators and hotel chains, supported by the interest and bookings of its solo traveling users. This benefits not only solo travelers, but also the travel providers and hotels themselves, to whom Solo Travel makes an interesting, promising and likeable target group easily accessible in a bundled way.
“It whets your appetite for wanting to get away!”
“There are almost no offers anywhere that are tailored for singles or solo travelers. The ones that do exist are old-fashioned and overpriced. Especially when you travel alone, you are even more pleased when there is support here!”
“I think your idea is really great, as I often travel alone myself and hope I find great deals with you!”
“Because there are hardly any reasonable single travel portals”
“Because my friends also often travel alone and are grateful for versatile suggestions def. offered here.”
“Very clear site with lots of great trips!”
“Interesting, inspiring offers”
“Great selection, good comparison”
“Interesting and non-intrusive travel offers.”
“A great structured site for singles/solo travelers, especially if you are a ‘beginner’ in traveling alone (like me) !!!! Very clear, you can quickly find everything you are looking for, all countries and destinations as well as the travel suggestions are great explained on the basis of the displayed itineraries, you learn a lot about the respective country in a short description and because of the super planned and organized trips of Solo Travel you would like to book and go immediately!!!! I am totally thrilled and happy to have discovered Solo Travel by chance, and will definitely, as soon as I have decided on a destination, book my planned dream and adventure trip through Solo Travel!!!”
Participants in our online survey on why they would recommend Solo Travel, translated from German
We hope our efforts for solo travelers help you a few steps forward when searching for your next trip of a lifetime alone! We appreciate each and every booking as a positive reconfirmation and indirect financial and argumentative support. We are also generally happy about your company and grateful for any feedback (if preferred, also simply and informally via Facebook Messenger) ❤️
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Traveling alone? You’re not alone!
You want to travel alone because your better half or your friends are not motivated – or simply because of the special experience? You’re not alone! Already 11% of worldwide travelers are solo travelers. Most of them are women who want to escape from everyday life on their travels, decide for themselves and want to be themselves. And solo travelers are by no means just young singles: many are in a relationship and the average age of solo travelers is statistically around 54 years! Adventurousness seems to go more with mature femininity than with young masculinity 😉
“Today, more and more travelers are going solo – and they’re not who you might expect them to be. Some 24 percent of people traveled alone on their most recent overseas leisure vacation, up from 15 percent in 2013 … While the stereotypical solo traveler has traditionally been single and looking, a solo traveler these days is just as likely, if not more likely, to be married or in a committed relationship.”
The New York Times
“More woman are interested in solo travel then men. Each year, 9 million American women travel overseas alone. 72% of lady travelers in 2014 were enthusiastic about traveling solo … Of the world’s traveling population, 11% are solo travelers … a 134% increase in solo travelers since 2008 … The average solo traveler’s age is 54.”
Despite the large and growing number of solo travelers, the touristic offers are still lagging behind, making it more difficult and expensive to travel alone:
“It’s surprising, then, that the single traveler continues to be largely ignored by mainstream tour operators or forced to pay an unfairly high single supplement.”
The Telegraph, 2015
We are therefore looking for and negotiating solo travel deals with little or no single supplement and services especially attractive and affordable for solo travelers. On solotravel.cc you will find critically hand-picked travel deals, which we would also like to book ourselves. This means e. g. hotels, packages or tours with a superfair price-performance ratio and always a reliably good quality (comfortable room for single use, friendly and clean accommodation in a very good location, very good rating, etc.).
In addition, you have the possibility to exchange information in the small but nice travel forum with other solo travelers and to find possibly nice fellow travelers or solo travelers currently traveling.
Our selected travel offers with little or no single room surcharges can of course also be used for traveling with friends and if you want to enjoy your own room! Sufficient single room/single user contingent must be given though 😉
The more people who travel alone are visibly interested in our work and book with us, the better we can represent their interests and negotiate directly with hotels and tour operators for attractive, suitable and favourable offers for solo travelers! Therefore please use our travel deals & practical booking tools, like our Facebookpage, subscribe to our Newsletter or recommend Solo Travel via Facebook or via e-mail! THANK YOU – together we can make it 😉
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