LONDON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
A recent survey has shown that British tourists are increasingly willing to embark on holidays by themselves. This data comes from travel insurer LV, who found that over the past two years the amount of people willing to go on such trips has doubled. Alex Francis of Travelmatch.co.uk comments on the results: “This data mirrors are own observations that many people are willing to go abroad on city breaks and beach holidays by themselves. We think this is fantastic news as solo trips to resorts like Lara Beach and other exotic spots can be very rewarding.”
The survey by LV held more positive news regarding such trips: 60% of people said that they had enjoyed their holiday, while 10% claimed it was the best ever. The most popular type of solo trips were city breaks, while beach holidays also proved to be very popular. Only 3% of respondents were negative about their experience.
Francis believes that this can be partially attributed to the particular appeal of solo trips, he comments: “Travelling alone can be somewhat daunting, yet it is also highly rewarding as it is a great way to meet new people and go on unexpected adventures. At Travelmatch.co.uk we are big supporters of solo tourism, as we believe it is very exciting and unique way to see the world.”
Francis states that though solo travel is appealing, the primarily motivation for such trips has more to do with the allure of travel. He concludes: “People in this day and age love to travel, and they will take any opportunity to get abroad and have an amazing time. Yet for one reason or another it is sometimes difficult to find someone to go abroad with; our customers don’t let this stand in their way and they are happy to get out there, even if they can’t find anyone to accompany them on their holidays to Turkey and other amazing spots around the globe.”
Travelmatch is a new travel discovery engine that helps inspire customers by matching their requirements to a wide range of holidays, hotels, flights, cruises, villas or city breaks. Unlike other travel sites, customers are not required to choose a destination, date or budget before they can begin searching. Customers are able to make informed decisions by exploring photos, user reviews, maps, events and activities and other fun things relevant to their chosen travel product. Travelmatch, which closed its first funding round in 2010, is based in Notting Hill, London.