G Adventures is seeing growth across the globe of solo travellers, who “make up around 40% of our total passenger numbers, globally, and 38% of total Australian passengers” said Louise Laing, director of marketing Australia and New Zealand.

The number of travellers who prefer or choose to travel by themselves has “increased by 4% in the last five years, demonstrating that there is a growing trend to travelling alone”, Laing explained.

“We expect to see solo travel continue to rise in 2019 and we’re predicting that the Middle East — specifically Egypt, Jordan and Morocco — will emerge as a trending destination for those travelling solo, who are looking for the comfort and security that a small-group tour can provide,” she said.

In addition, solo travellers “are big fans of taking up last-minute travel deals, year-round”.

Some of the itineraries tipped to be popular with solo travellers include the eight-day Amman to Amman, where travellers trek through the rocky hills to isolated villages along the trails near Ajloun, hike down canyons toward the Dead Sea, and discover the Dana Biosphere Reserve. Another is the 22-day Cairo to Tel Aviv tour, with sights including the Nile, the Great Pyramids of Giza, along with a trip to Jordan to stay overnight in a Bedouin tent and the chance to explore the historic towns of Jerusalem and Nazareth, before heading to Tel Aviv.

“Small-group tours are a great last-minute option for solo travellers, as they offer confidence to explore destinations you might not have considered experiencing on your own,” Laing added.


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