The travel industry may seem like it’s designed for couples and families, but solo travel is growing. In fact, as of 2009, solo travelers represent 11 percent of all U.S. adult leisure travelers.
At first glance, it may look like the travel industry is not entirely welcoming to single travelers. High single supplement fees for cruise and tour companies are the norm as are poor tables at restaurants and on-going questions of travel safety.
Peter joined the team at CBS This Morning to continue his “5 Things Travelers Don’t Know” series with his five essential tips for solo travel. Watch his report to see the best places for solo travel, learn how cruise and tour companies are working to accommodate single passengers and how to stay safe on the road alone, and Peter’s favorite trick for scoring a good table when dining solo.
For more of Peter travel tips for smart solo travelers, check out:
- The solo travel archives
- Avoiding Single Supplements: Solo Cruise Tips
- 5 Secrets to Cruise Travel: A CBS This Morning Report
- 5 Secrets to Dining Out: A CBS This Morning Report