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Over half of solo travellers head abroad out of personal choice

Over half of solo travellers head abroad out of personal choice.

Jetstar Asia want to dispel the myth that single travellers head abroad on their own because they have no choice and are promoting the new Singles' Day.

And 49 per cent of those surveyed confessed they have been on personal solo trips at least four times in their lives whilst 44 per cent of people insisted they travelled alone because they felt comfortable doing so without their partners.

Vicky Wang, regional marketing manager at Jetstar Asia, said: "Here in Singapore, we've observed an increase in our customer's appetite for travelling solo, and so we wanted to understand the reasons why many consumers are making this choice so willingly. Interestingly, our survey demonstrates a clear link between solo travel and the feeling of being refreshed and recharged - we want to share the benefits of solo travel and encourage those who wouldn't normally try it, to take the plunge!"

A separate study revealed solo travel is becoming increasingly popular amongst women, with 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."

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