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Couples love to travel solo without their partners

Couples are leaving their partners to go on holiday.

A study by Travelzoo found that 60 per cent of people in relationships liked the idea of heading abroad without their significant other.

And more generally, it was revealed that more than three quarters of people have travelled on their own or plan to travel solo in the future.

More than 50 per cent of people in relationships decide to embark on their own travels so they can have some time to themselves whilst other main reasons including wanting to recharge their batteries and for the love of travel.

It comes after a separate study revealed that nearly two thirds of people think travelling solo is more of an adventure.

A report by Mintel reads: "Solo travel can be promoted as a dynamic and rich alternative, offering unique opportunities for exploration and discovery. It is entering the mainstream but there is still a lingering feeling that holidaying alone carries a stigma, and a widespread belief that the travel industry does not cater for well solos."

And solo travel is becoming increasingly popular, with 17 per cent of adults taking a trip on their own in the last five years, rising two percentage points on the previous year.

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