eDreams Reveals How US Holidaymakers Are Travelling Solo

eDreams Reveals How US Holidaymakers Are Travelling Solo
eDreams Reveals How US Holidaymakers Are Travelling Solo
With the trend for solo travel on the rise, eDreams ODIGEO, has polled 10,000* customers across the USA, UK and Europe* to explore the reasons that consumers might choose to travel on their own.

Data from the Solo Travel Research conducted by an independent research company* revealed that Americans are more than twice as likely to prefer to travel without company – a whopping 24% embracing the notion of single travel compared to an average of 9% elsewhere.

US travellers who prefer to go it alone, the highest proportion (27%) believe that 25-34 is the best age to go solo. As compared to just 6% of 55+-year-olds. While most Europeans report that their priority is the quest for culture (38%). More than half of American travelers (51%) report that the key motivation is to meet new people. Also, to be free in their movements. A further 47% who would travel alone “to get to know myself better,” and 44% “just to experiment.”

And the best age? Like all Europeans, the majority of solo American travelers believe the best age to embrace the trend of going it alone is 25-34. Like the 18-24 age group, their priority is very much to meet new people.

Safety is key for Americans. 46% would prioritize a money belt, first-aid kit, and emergency contacts when planning and packing for their trips. Whereas German solo travelers whose first concern is comfort.

Unsurprisingly for such a vast country, regional differences are a factor in solo travel for Americans. Those in the Midwest region are the least inclined (20%) compared to the highest percentage in the West (27%). The Northeast contains those who are most keen on volunteering (57%) compared to the least in the Midwest (44%). For Northeasterners, safety considerations rank significantly higher (51%) than for those in the Southwest (40%).