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Added December 20, 2012

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Holidays for one are on the rise. According to statistics more than 4 million Australians travelled alone. At a time when holidays and travel bookings are falling fast due to the economy, single holidays are on the increase. Whatever your reasons for going solo, there will be a holiday to suit you. From group holidays with other like-minded single travellers to whirlwind adventure holidays to tranquil spa breaks, the world is your oyster. If it's your first time and you're not sure where to start, use our guide as inspiration to create the holiday of your dreams.

You don't have to compromise about your destination, so have a good think about where you want to go. A short city break is a good way to break into single holidays and won't seem as daunting as a week or longer. Pack a comfortable pair of shoes and explore a city you've always wanted to visit on foot. Plan an itinerary to fill up your days, allowing a little time here and there for sitting back and taking in your surroundings. If you join an online single traveller's community, you can get great tips from other single travellers who have been to your destination before and will be able to recommend great social places to eat and visit. If you're desperate to explore further afield and have the confidence and experience, use an online company to get some great car Rental Deals. Having a hire car will eliminate the stress of using local transport and provide you with greater independence.


Another great jumping off point for your first single holiday, especially if you're desperate for a break from the rat race, is to take a spa retreat holiday at any number of serene Spas across Australia. Take some time out for reflection and to declutter your mind from stresses and worries back home.

For all the adrenalin junkies, there is a massive community of single travellers with plenty of escorted adventure trips to book onto. This is a great way to meet new friends and try some exciting physical challenges. The majority of adventure holidays are attended by single people, so you need not fear you will be surrounded by couples.

For a bit more security in your arrangements, there are travel agents and brokers who specialise in single holidays. Go in for a talk and they will be able to advise which trip would suit your expectations the most.

 

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