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Solo travel on the rise

Solo travel is becoming increasingly popular amongst women.

A study by British Airways has revealed nearly two thirds (60 per cent) of females are planning a solo trip within the next few years, whilst 16 per cent of them are keen to jet off abroad on their own in the next two or three months.

And it is German travellers who prefer to go solo on holiday the most, with one in five (20 per cent) treating themselves to a solo trip over 10 times.

A British Airways spokesperson 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. With our extensive global route network, and with new destinations launching all the time, we hope that together with the information and tips included in our BA Global Solo Travel Study we can enable and inspire adventurous solo travellers to continue exploring without limit."

Whilst travel blogger and solo travel trip organiser, Zanna Van Dijk, 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. I organise trips for solo travellers who are looking to push themselves. Meet like-minded individuals that they wouldn't otherwise. I love nothing more than heading to Kenya, Thailand and Bali where travel is easy and yet there is still so much to be explored."

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