BELLEVUE, Wash., July 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Traveling alone is certainly a one-of-a-kind experience, and it is one of the fastest growing travel categories. When you're traveling alone you are the master of your time, exploring the world on your own terms. Data from Expedia's first Solo Travel Report reveals 60% of travelers plan to take a solo trip within the next two years, proving people want more flexibility, convenience, and autonomy from their vacations. What's even more interesting is how the desire for a digital connection is starting to rival the need of human connection on trips.
Buddymoons and babymoons better step aside, because the "mobilemoon" is the newest travel trend on the scene: When given the ultimatum to choose between their mobile phone or a travel companion to bring on their next trip, one-third (33%) of Americans said they would choose to travel solo with just their device.
Travel expert and frequent solo traveler Courtney Scott comments on the new trend: "Having traveled to over a dozen countries alone I can attest that solo travel gives you the ultimate freedom. It pushes you to explore with no limitations and it's a beautifully introspective adventure too. Mobile devices are an essential resource for travelers, helping us feel more informed and more confident on the road, so it doesn't surprise me that many people would rather travel with their phone than with a friend. Use your travel app to manage your itinerary, research your destination and stay connected to friends and family ─ but don't forget to put your phone away and fully immerse yourself in your surroundings, too!"
The Expedia mobile app already makes it easy to plan a trip, save money, and explore a destination to the fullest. Plus, the app's helpful in-destination features like trip reminders, itinerary access offline, and Taxi Card, which translates driving directions to your hotel based on local language, truly make it the ultimate travel companion for your next – or first – solo trip.
"We recognize there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to solo travel preferences, but that doesn't mean solo travelers can't have it all in the one device they're most reliant on during their trip," said Alexis Tiacoh, PR Manager for Brand Expedia. "From exclusive discounts and perks to the ability to book local activities on the go, our app has everything solo travelers need for an epic 'mobilemoon.'"
The Solo Travel Report serves as a resource to discover destinations, helpful planning tips and cool new insights on navigating solo trips from start to finish. Here's a deeper look at the findings:
For even more insights and findings from Expedia's 2019 Solo Travel Report, visit the Solo Travel hub on the Viewfinder blog. To experience all the benefits of the award-winning Expedia app on your next solo trip, download it for free on iOS in the App Store and on Android devices through Google Play.
About the Solo Travel Report
CITE Research (www.citeresearch.com), on behalf of Expedia, conducted an online survey among 2,521 respondents – 1516 in the US and 1005 in Mexico. Respondents screened were aged 18 years or older, had taken a trip by themselves in the past or planned to take a one in the future. Expedia defined solo travel as doing any form of travel – taking a flight, boat, train, driving themselves, staying in a hotel or vacation rental, etc. in which the person is by themselves.
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