According to research carried out by Leger Holidays, half of UK holidaymakers surveyed would to go on holiday alone, regardless of their relationship status. Post Office Travel Insurance recommends that all UK holidaymakers, whether travelling alone or in a group, make sure their trip is covered by a travel insurance policy.
The research also found that individual travellers opt for short-haul holidays, with 34 % staying in the UK and 42 % venturing to Europe. Regardless of how far a solo holidaymaker decides to travel, for travellers it is essential to purchase travel insurance. Female travellers were most cautious of holidaying alone, due to concerns about security and safety.
Travel insurance: News update: 23 June 2010