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Solo travel 'is increasingly popular'

20 July 2009 13:25

Solo travel 'is increasingly popular'

Travel insurance may be a wise investment for those Brits planning on going it alone on a holiday this year.

According to new research from Mintel, five million Brits may take the plunge and travel solo in 2009, which represents an increase of five per cent over the past five years.

Sharron Livingston, editor of, said that solo travel could even be popular among couples.

"Married couples sometimes like to travel separately due to different tastes," she noted.

Travelling alone could make a travel insurance policy an even more important buy than usual, to avoid having to meet the potential financial cost of any issues individually.

For those unsure about going on holiday completely alone, Ms Livingston pointed out that there are ways of holidaying more socially.

"Joining a group of other singles on a packaged holiday is the easiest, most sociable way" of going on a break alone, she said.