According to a survey run by 1Cover Travel Insurance, 65 per cent of Australian women say they are interested in or intending to travel solo.
Those aged 25–34 said they regularly travelled solo (54 per cent), followed by women aged 35–44 (14 per cent).
Sixty-three per cent of respondents also said that solo travel allowed ‘greater freedom and flexibility’, while 35 per cent said they believed a solo trip ‘could be more enjoyable’ than travelling with others.
Natalie Smith, spokesperson for 1Cover Travel Insurance, said: “Like many travel companies, our data reflects a growing trend towards solo female travel. Whether through backpacking expeditions, wellness journeys or novel cultural experiences, women are choosing to explore the world independently and they are certainly not waiting for a partner to join them on their adventures.”
She also highlighted the importance of travel insurance for solo travellers. “It’s never been easier to plan a last-minute adventure; however, if you’re travelling on your own, take the time to ensure you’re covered. Always buy insurance once you’ve booked your flights, as you never know what might happen in the interim. Notify your travel insurer of any updates or changes to your itinerary and contact them as soon as possible if you need to make any claims,” said Smith.