UK members (14.7%%) named the short haul destination as the country they were most likely to visit alone this spring with the idea of meeting a companion to join them for the journey. By using TourBar’s website and app, its 811,000 global members can sign up for free and register an upcoming solo trip to match with another member with similar interests who is also travelling alone in that destination. Alternatively, for those not planning to hot-foot it away any time soon but are still interested in meeting like-minded travellers, they can register as a Guide to tour solo travellers who are planning trips to their home city.
Following Spain’s lead was Greece, where 12%% of UK travellers named it their top solo destination this spring thanks to the promise of stunning beaches and traditional Greek cuisine. Continuing the short-haul travel theme, Italy secured the third spot (9.8%%) for its designer shopping, delicious cuisine and the ability to fly from the UK in just a few hours. Meanwhile the Netherlands was the fourth most popular destination (7%%) due to sightseeing opportunities and busy calendar of events and concerts.
The most popular long-haul destination for TourBar’s UK solo travellers this spring is the Dominican Republic (6.7%%) with members reporting its beaches and sightseeing opportunities as the main reason they were visiting. Staycations in the UK took the joint 6th position alongside Cyprus (6%%). The season often a popular time for UK travellers to plan breaks close to home thanks to spring boasting a long Easter weekend and two bank holidays in May.
Additionally, Mexico secured the 8th place (5.8%%) for its sightseeing, foodie and beach credentials. Closer to home, France (3%%) was named the ninth most popular destination for sightseeing and short breaks and Malta secured the 10th place (2%%) for cruising and its beaches.
About tourbar.com: Launched in spring 2014, TourBar is a social networking website and mobile app that is designed to help people find a travel companion. Members have the option to register as local guides or as a solo traveller going to a new destination, or both. The TourBar app can also be downloaded for free and accessed on your smart phone by visiting the iTunes Store, Google Play or the Windows Phone Store.