You have lot of holidays for single travellers on offer these days. In fact, you now have to pick and choose the best one for you.
Not so long ago it was fairly unusual for someone to go travelling by themselves. In fact, it is still true that with most travel agents and tour companies, single travellers are discriminated against. They are actually penalised for travelling alone, and have to pay something called a “single supplement”.
These single supplements can range anywhere up to 100% above the quoted price (which is normally based on 2 travellers). Travel agents and tour companies justify this by saying that they will miss out revenue by having a room only occupied by one person, or that the cleaning bill for a room is the same whether it is one or two persons.
Whatever the reasoning, it still is a rip-off!
However, with four million people a year travelling by themselves, without a companion, the market has now changed. Holidays for single travellers are now much more widely available.
For instance, Best Single Travel offers several different types of holidays for single travellers to suit your tastes and needs.
Holidays for Singles over 40
These holiday packages usually cater for groups of around 15 to 25 people. They mainly tend to come from the US and Canada, although singles from other countries also participate. All of these tours have a tour leader to organise things and keep it together, but of course you are free to do what you want. Ages range from 30s, 40s, 50s, to active 60s.
Singles Holidays for 18 to 35 year olds
These vacation packages cater to larger group sizes, about 30 to 40 people usually. People come from all around the world, and there are really hundreds of holiday packages to choose from. They range from “budget” to “superior” packages.
These cater for even larger numbers of singles, from 75 to 300 people. Cruises tour the Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska [check] and Europe. Onboard activities include hosted parties and events, and there are onshore tours as well.
All Inclusive Singles Packages
These popular packages include all drinks and food, along with activities, making for a totally stress-free and relaxing trip. Activities in the hotel along with tours outside the hotel are organised, and the group dines together in the evening. The hotels are mainly in the Caribbean and Mexico, and the age and size of the group with these packages varies.
Singles Weekends: 3 night holidays
These are short trips — 3 night holidays or 4 night holidays — mainly in the USA, Canada, and Mexico. All of these tours are escorted and are generally holidays for singles over 40, although singles in their 30s also come along. If you have never gone on a singles holiday before, then these vacation packages are ideal to test things out to see if you like it. Most people do, and they come again and again.
Also, if you are looking for cheap singles holidays, then these packages are ideal.
Ski and Sail Vacations for Singles
These are small group holidays, with sailing based in Europe and Asia, and skiing based in the US.
Jewish Singles Vacations
These vacation packages are open to everyone, but they focus on Jewish heritage and culture. They are not religious tours, mind you.
Cooking Vacations for Singles
These amazing vacations take you to Italy and France to learn some of Europe’s best cuisine, in their authentic environments. Beautiful trips that you can really boast about when you get back home, as you show off your new found skills!
Lots of Holidays for Single Travellers
So, as you can see there are so many travel groups for singles that you can choose from. There are so many different types of holidays for single travellers it is now up to you to decide which one is best for you.
These are usually such great experiences, people make friends for life, and they come over and over again. Although these are holidays for one person, you don’t have to be alone (if you don’t want to be).
Check out the prices and dates, and try one out for yourself.