I read an interesting article today that I think is worth sharing. It was written by Kellie B. Gormly in Travel Agent Central, and it focused on the increase of American travelers who are vacationing alone. The article referenced a survey by American Express Travel Spending & Saving Tracker, and indicated that 16% of travellers will be hitting the road and/or flying alone this year. A figure up four percent from 2011.
I’m all for traveling alone, and I do it quite a bit for both work and pleasure. I enjoy planning my own itinerary, people watching, and meeting new and interesting people wherever I go. I love family vacations and couples getaways, but it’s nice to escape the craziness of life occasionally – decompress if you will, and come back completely refreshed and ready for the next round of whatever life brings.
Traveling alone is a great option, but remember to keep it safe. Villa travel offers that added measure of security that shouldn’t be overlooked. Don’t just think of a villa as a huge Tuscan estate; remember a villa is ‘any’ classic or modern vacation residence, that has been upgraded to superior status, and provides exceptional service and amenities like those typically found in a 5-Star resort. They range in size from studios and one bedrooms to 18+ bedroom estates. What sets them apart from typical vacation home rentals is the ‘superior’ level of service, accommodations and amenities. Even some of our larger villas can be broken down into single units to accommodate those traveling alone.
So explore and experience new destinations and cultures, but keep it safe when traveling solo. Review proper precautions with your Private Trade Winds Travel Advisor, and enjoy that added measure of protection by staying in a villa. Safe travel everyone!