February 13th, also known as Palentine’s day or Valentine’s for friends, was the third most popular departure date in 2020 for solo travelers in their 30s and 40s, according to travel experts.
Google data shows that global searches for ‘solo travel’ rose by 22% in February last year when compared to February 2018.
Research shows that 46% percent of coupled-up Americans would consider traveling solo at some point, without their other half, and a quarter of them already do. What’s more, one in 10 couples have already chosen to travel without their partner on a group adventure with other like-minded travelers, and 41% would consider doing the same.
No longer the domain of 20-something backpackers, 26% of Americans have traveled solo at some point, with those aged 40-49 leading the charge.