eDreams reports 24% of Americans prefer to travel solo

European online travel company eDreams ODIGEO has announced 24% of US travellers would prefer to travel alone, compared to an average of 9% of travellers in the UK and Europe, the company said.

eDreams polled 10,000 customers across the US, UK and Europe to explore the reasons that consumers might choose to travel on their own. Data from the Solo Travel Research conducted by an independent research company revealed that Americans are more than twice as likely to prefer to travel without company.

Of the US travellers who prefer to go it alone, the highest proportion (27%) believe that 25-34 is the best age to go solo, compared to just 6% of 55+ year olds. And while most Europeans report that their priority is the quest for culture (38%), more than half of American travellers (51%) report that the key motivation is to meet new people and to be free in their movements. A further 47% who would travel alone “to get to know myself better,” and 44% “just to experiment.”

Research conducted by One Poll for eDreams ODIGEO. 10,000 people who have travelled by plane were polled in Germany, France, Spain, UK, Portugal, Italy, Sweden and USA. 2,000 of these respondents were based in the US.

eDreams offers the widest choice of flights from 665 airlines, hotels, flight + dynamic hotel packages, car rentals and travel insurance. eDreams is part of the eDreams ODIGEO Group, an online travel company serving 18 million customers in 46 countries globally.