Did you know that 1 in 3 Americans are single? Its no wonder single holidays are one of the most popular forms of vacation . Nowadays people look at traveling alone as an exciting adventure rather than something to fear.
When you’re traveling solo, especially if its your first trip, picking the right tour operator can help ensure a wonderful experience. To help you plan a great trip I’ve complied details on 5 top US tour operators:
1. Trek America – trekking tours since 1972
This tour operator offers unique travel experiences worldwide. The trekking tours are available for everyone however, according to company’s statistics, over 80% trekkers are young and single. Trek America is the North America ‘s oldest and largest adventure camping tour operator.
Strengths:Participation in adventure activities, sharing campsite duties and experiencing unique travel moments with a small group of other travellers is a perfect opportunity to make new friendships for a solo traveller. The holidays offered by Trek America include national park fees, activities, attractions, overnight accommodations, local transportation, camping equipment, and the services of a professional tour leader.
Weaknesses: The holidays are available for everyone (not only single traveler) therefore you could experience couples and groups of friends on the tour.
Target market: Tours are designed specifically for young, international travellers aged 18-38.
2. Sights and Soul Travels – tours and vacations for women
Boutique tour operator which specializes in luxury tours and vacations for women, with destinations primarily in Europe, but also in South and North America and in Africa .
Strengths: Tours are not subcontracted; groups are small and accompanied by local guides, there are no early departures. The tour operator offers fine dining experience, boutique hotels and personalised service.
Weaknesses: Some women centred activities offered by the tour operator could not be up to everyone’s taste. There is no single supplement but only if the rooms are shared with other women.
Target market: Single women – any age, mothers and daughters are welcomed too.
3. Singles Travel Service – vacations, tours and trips
A national travel service provider specializing in Singles Vacations. They bring together vacationers from many partners including travel agencies, dating networks, singles event planners and referrals from past travelers.
Strengths: They offer inexpensive holidays designed and hosted specifically for single travellers. The tour operator offers many choices of vacations such as sports camp, scuba, tennis, snowboarding, skiing, Caribbean cruises, Mexico tours.
Weaknesses: Holidays are very popular and they need to be booked well in advance. Large groups. You need to register before booking.
Target market: Trips are open to all singles who share love to travel and adventure.
4. Single Cruises by Ann
Niche tour operator offering for singles the way to go for a cruise withother likeminded singles.
Strengths: The holidays are in form of packages, the groups are organised through matching service. Affordable prices.
Weaknesses: It is a small tour operator which operates as an intermediary between Carnival cruise liners and customers, if there is not enough people interested in the tour the holiday may be cancelled. Their service depends from the cruise liners availability. There is no guarantee that there will be only singles on the board.
Target Market: Adults any age.
5. Best Single Travel
They offer diverse vacations for singles from Trips, Cruises, Weekends, Tours to cooking and Jewish only holidays.
Strengths: Best Single Travel has got its Travel and Event Club where you could share your holiday memories and meet other single travellers.
Weaknesses: Most of their holidays are ‘land only’ packages which means that to you need to get to the holiday destination yourself.
Target Market: They offer holidays for two groups: adults 18 – 35 years old trips, and adults 30s, 40s,50s, 60s trips.