More women are choosing to travel alone or without men, and as a result, women-only holidays are on the rise.
According to Lastminute.com.au’s survey, 46% of women have travelled solo.
The Travel Studio has also found that more women like to explore the world, especially those over 50.
The Small Luxury Hotels group cited a 53% increase in single women booking rooms, including Australia.
The following looks at the reasons why women are travelling alone or without men, according to the Sydney Morning Herald:
- Relationship breakup, widowhood or divorce
- No-guilt shopping spree
- Having ‘me time’
- Improving health and wellbeing
- Happy to explore alone
- Travelling with female friends
- Following their own schedule
- More travelling time than friends and family
- Pursuing an interest
- More adventurous and rewarding
- Taking charge when travelling
- Husbands or partners don’t like travelling or the chosen destination
- Doing girly things, like shopping or going to a spa
- Worry-free vacation
- Being independent and in control of their lives
- Having more life experiences before settling down
- Coming back home more relaxed
Hotels, resorts and travel agencies are offering women-only holidays to cater for future growth in women-only travel.
These include women-only trips, tours, adventures, weekend getaways, spas, health retreats and hotel rooms.
These offerings intend to make women feel special, secure and comfortable, as well as relaxed and rejuvenated.