According to Overseas Adventure Travel (O.A.T) reports, more than 60,000 women traveled solo between 2018 and 2019. At present, 47% of travelers with O.A.T are registered as ‘solo’. An astounding 85% of these solo travelers are women.
In recent studies, tour organizers found the number of women travelers far exce the number of men going solo traveling. To be exact, there are 4 women solo travelers for every 1 single male traveler.
Google searches for ‘solo women travel’ increased by 32% in 2017 and 59% in 2018. The search grew to a jaw-dropping 230% increase in 2019.
Pinterest has also reported a 350% increase in women pinning articles in ‘solo female travel’.
The common factors that women looked out for before taking the adventurous plunge were safety, culture, women’s rights, options for adventure sports and ‘Instagrammability’.
A Honk Kong-based travel activities platform, Klook has reported that Solo Travel will be the Number One item on every adventure lover’s bucket list this 2020.
More purchasing power, independence, and financial stability coupled with fewer obligations may be attributed to this surge in the increasing number of solo female travelers. Women are investing a lot of time and money into self-exploration and self-care. A majority of women travelers claimed that taking a vacation by themselves is the easiest way to wellness and self-actualization.
According to multiple adventure travel organizations, solo women, as well as small groups of women-only travel, are firmly heading into 2020.
The Top 10 destinations in 2020 for women travelers are: Morocco, Botswana, Egypt, Japan, Sicily, Tanzania, Vietnam, Croatia, Thailand, and India.