According to data from hospitality chain Oyo, India witnessed an enormous increase of nearly 133% in bookings made by solo travellers in December 2018, as compared to same time in 2017. These booking majorly consisted cold destinations.
While another travel website, Klook, has recorded an upsurge in bookings from 22% in 2017 to 16% in 2018 with Dubai, Thailand, and Singapore as major attractions.
Both companies, on being asked about the upsurge, said that solo travelling is gaining attention of millennials for the sake of ‘alone time’ and the trend has been increasing year on year.
Women are leading in number when it comes to travel solo:-
Is it fun to travel alone for women? It would seem so. Google trends show that last year alone, 10 million women searched sites for solo travel. According to Pinterest, there has been an astounding 350% increase in women looking for solo travelling options.