Travelmatch: Number of Brits Travelling Solo on the Up

By Travelmatch, PRNE
Monday, April 11, 2011

LONDON, April 12, 2011 - A Survey has Shown That British Travellers are More Willing Than Ever to
Travel by themselves. Online Holiday Experts Travelmatch Believe This Shows
That Tourists are Reluctant to Let Obstacles Stand in the Way of Their
Adventures Abroad

A recent survey has shown that British tourists are increasingly willing
to embark on holidays by themselves. This data comes from travel insurer LV,
who found that over the past two years the amount of people willing to go on
such trips has doubled. Alex Francis of comments on the
results: "This data mirrors are own observations that many people are willing
to go abroad on city breaks and beach holidays by themselves. We think this
is fantastic news as solo trips to resorts like Lara Beach ( and other
exotic spots can be very rewarding."

The survey by LV ( held more positive news regarding
such trips: 60% of people said that they had enjoyed their holiday, while 10%
claimed it was the best ever. The most popular type of solo trips were city
breaks, while beach holidays also proved to be very popular. Only 3% of
respondents were negative about their experience.

Francis believes that this can be partially attributed to the particular
appeal of solo trips, he comments: "Travelling alone can be somewhat
daunting, yet it is also highly rewarding as it is a great way to meet new
people and go on unexpected adventures. At we are big
supporters of solo tourism, as we believe it is very exciting and unique way
to see the world."

Francis states that though solo travel is appealing, the primarily
motivation for such trips has more to do with the allure of travel. He
concludes: "People in this day and age love to travel, and they will take any
opportunity to get abroad and have an amazing time. Yet for one reason or
another it is sometimes difficult to find someone to go abroad with; our
customers don't let this stand in their way and they are happy to get out
there, even if they can't find anyone to accompany them on their holidays to
Turkey ( and other
amazing spots around the globe."

About Travelmatch:

Travelmatch is a new travel discovery engine that helps inspire customers
by matching their requirements to a wide range of holidays, hotels, flights,
cruises, villas or city breaks. Unlike other travel sites, customers are not
required to choose a destination, date or budget before they can begin
searching. Customers are able to make informed decisions by exploring photos,
user reviews, maps, events and activities and other fun things relevant to
their chosen travel product. Travelmatch (,
which closed its first funding round in 2010, is based in Notting Hill,

Contact Information: Alex Francis, Press Officer, Travelmatch, press at, Newcombe House, 45 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3LQ, Tel: +44(0)20-3384-5830

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