In recent exclusive research from WeSwap, the world’s first peer-to-peer currency exchange service, 34% of women revealed that travel was their number one savings priority compared to 25% of men. As the driving force behind the upward trend in solo travel, more and more women consider travelling alone the norm, compared to a decade ago. Last year 15% of all travel trips were carried out by solo travellers, this has increased almost threefold since 2016. In recognition of International Women’s Day, WeSwap reveals the top international destinations for women travelling alone – from top-rated safe spots to forum recommended destinations that have proven to be an amazing experience.
WeSwap’s exclusive research, commissioned across a nationally representative sample of more than 2000 UK adults, found:
- 56% of women said holidays were essential to their wellbeing
- Health and wellbeing increase rapidly while on holiday, peaking on the eighth day
- 34% of women said holidays are their number one savings goal
- 38% of women said spending their money on a holiday was more important than any other recreational activity
Some of the most popular travel destinations for solo women travellers include:
- Finland tops the list for some solo female travelling – as the happiest country in the world, there’s nowhere better to do some international exploring.
- New Zealand – for a little more sun, travelling to New Zealand may be your best bet. And it’s one of the most beautiful countries in the world but that’s just a bonus.
- Uruguay, which has one of the lowest crime rates in the Americas, is great for food, culture and nature.
- Japan – with great food, expansive hiking trails and impressive cities, Japan is a sight to behold and, for the solo female traveller, is a great destination
Not only are these countries great destinations for solo travel but they are some of the safest countries to visit for women travelling alone.