A study has found that one in five German residents have been on over 10 solo trips but it is the Chinese who are willing to travel the longest on their own, with nearly 50 per cent admitting they flew over 11 hours for their last holiday abroad.
And 63 per cent of Italian women aged between 18 and 65 have explored another country on their own, with German's residents in second place at 60 per cent.
Claire Bentley, Managing Director of British Airways Holidays, said: "At British Airways our 16,000 incredible cabin crew operate more than 800 flights a day to over 200 destinations. They are travel experts, they often spot new trends and most importantly they understand the needs of our customers. What kept coming back to us through the research we've done and anecdotally from our crew was the rise in so many adventurous female passengers choosing to experience long and short haul destinations on their own terms."
Zanna Van Dijk, travel blogger and organise of solo travel trips for single female travellers, added: "It is undoubtable that modern travel has changed. What women are looking for with time to themselves is to explore, discover and uncover. We are no longer bound by traditional family holiday concepts or stigma around heading out alone."