A study by Opodo polled 10,000 customers across the UK, Europe and the USA, with only nine per cent of Brits wanting to journey alone, compared to 24 per cent for residents of the United States.
And of the nine per cent, nearly one third (32 per cent) of these chose to go solo to allow the absolute freedom of movement whilst for 31 per cent, they chose to go solo only if their friends and family couldn't come along. Just over a quarter (26 per cent) of Brits would travel solo as an experiment whilst 25 per cent think it is a good way to meet new people.
Across the world, the study revealed that one of the top motivations for travelling on your own is going on a the quest for culture at 38 per cent, whilst for Brits, solo travel was most popular when it came to going to a beach or a relaxing trip (32 per cent). A total of 31 per cent of those surveyed would go solos for volunteering trips whilst only six per cent would go solo to do an adventure or sport holiday.
When it comes to the gender divide, 14 per cent of males would travel alone, compared to just 6 per cent of women.