The concept of solo travel is on the rise and if you are one of those who want to head out for solitude, this is for you. Results from a study revealed the best destinations you should jet off to.
Planet Cruise, the company behind the study, reveals that 54 percent adults are considering going on a trip alone this year. While destinations are plenty, solo travellers often look for safe and affordable places, which is where the research comes in. According to Planet Cruise, Tokyo is the best hotspot for solo travellers, followed by Prague and Beijing.
Best solo travel hotspots around the world
The results were based on factors such as safety rates, friendliness index, average hotel cost per night, number of group activities, number of attractions and cost of one-way public transport ticket to grade 56 cities around the world. After being collected, the factors were normalised and given a score between 0 and 1.
Tokyo has the most number of attractions (10,000) as compared to any other city on the list. With the fourth-best safety score of 76, it is a relatively safe destination for solo travel. Prague, known for its gothic architecture and cobblestoned streets, ranks second. It has the second-best friendliness index with a score of 62 and the fifth-best safety score of 75.3. On the third spot is Beijing. With 2,000 group tours and an average accommodation cost of GBP 96 (USD 120) a night, the city is quite affordable.
If your priority is safety, you should pick Munich, which has a safety score of 79.2, followed by Hong Kong and Chiang Mai. However, if budget is your concern, head to Pattaya, which offers rooms at just GBP 30 (USD 37.5) or other Asian destinations like Kolkata, Chiang Mai, and Kuala Lumpur — all of which offer great deals.
If you wish to go for a holiday where you can meet new people, Rome has 5,000 group tours while Vienna has the highest friendliness index at 64. And if you are a lover of tourist attractions, Tokyo should be your priority, or London and Paris (if you want to visit Europe), as both offer about 8,000 things to do and see.
Find out more about the research here
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