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Holidays Alone Statistics UK 2014

41.5% of Brits “Wouldn’t go on Holiday Abroad Alone” – Survey Statistics

Ever considered leaving the friends and family behind and wandering off on holiday abroad alone? Here at Holiday Gems, our average booking party size is 2.3. We don’t do very many solo bookings at all. So we decided to survey the nation and find out whether Brits are open to the idea of leaving everyone behind to indulge in some alone time on holiday abroad.

We asked 1,000 people (from a Toluna survey panel) two questions:

  • Would you go on holiday abroad alone?
  • Would you go on holiday in the UK alone?

Here are their responses in summary:

would you go on holiday abroad alone

Would you go on holiday in the UK alone

42% of Brits simply aren’t keen on the idea of going abroad alone, while slightly more would be open to a domestic solo break.

Men vs Women

Despite the picture of peace of portrayed by films like, “Eat, Pray, Love,” it’s women who are less likely to consider going on holiday abroad. 68.91% of men would go on holiday abroad alone, but just 51.5% of women would.

That means almost half of all women would rule out a holiday abroad alone.

Getting Bolder with Age?

You might be surprised to find that it’s not the young adventurers more open to going on holiday abroad:

  • 55.27% of 18-34s would go on holiday abroad
  • 57.38% of 35 – 54s said yes to the same question
  • 62.65% of over 55s would be happy to go on holiday abroad alone

What About You?

What about you? Would you consider going on holiday abroad alone? Would you enjoy leaving friends and family at home to enjoy the peace and quiet of a solo holiday? Or would you much rather share your holiday with family/friends?


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