Thirty years ago, most women were married and primarily vacationed with their husbands. Today…
Thirty years ago, most women were married and primarily vacationed with their husbands. Today, single and divorced women have found that not being married has created a "travel partner crisis." According to a recent survey, women who do not have a built-in travel partner are actively searching for solutions to traveling alone. A recent survey of 305 travelers joining tours sponsored by "Women Traveling Together" from January 2000 through February 2001 found that 85% of the women were specifically searching for an alternative to traveling alone. The women surveyed unanimously agreed that it was difficult, if not impossible, to find anyone in their circle of friends who wanted to travel to the same destination, and had the time and the money. The women surveyed also said that they had actively searched for an all-women tour group as the best option to traveling alone.
The survey also found that, as a solo traveler, the women did not want to travel in a mixed group of men and women because they were concerned about feeling left out or like a "fifth wheel.
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