Nowadays, and according to a report given by the AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) a growing number of U.S. travelers over 45 say that they want a solo vacation without any distractions. The association found that 81% of travelers ages 45 and older plan on taking a trip alone in the coming year, based on a research made last July.
“According to our report, 57% of people decide to travel solo because they couldn’t find someone available to travel on a trip they wanted to take,” said Stephanie Miles, a spokesperson for AARP.
“Solo travel has always been a part of the travel landscape, but the popularity, safety and appeal may not have been where it is today. In addition to feeding a culture of empowerment, solo travel has been advanced by technology, which has given travelers the tools to stay virtually connected, preview a destination with ease and enhance their safety.”
37% of the solo travelers said that they have traveled alone in the past and amazingly, 53% of the solo travelers are married, compared to a 39% of people who are single or divorced.
Based on: http://skift.com/2014/12/18/the-profile-of-the-solo-american-traveler-is-getting-older/