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It used to be the case that going taking the step to solo travel and go on holiday on your own meant paying a fee for the privilege. Many tour operators and hotels would work out their prices based on couples sharing or people travelling in pairs. Single people didn’t fit in this business model so would be charged what’s known as a “Single Supplement”. This was intended to cover lost income. Only one person would be using a room, buying drinks or food instead of two.
It has always seemed unfair that those who want to travel solo should be penalised for enjoying their own company. But attitudes are definitely changing – for the better. More and more tour operators are advertising zero fees for travelling alone or better still, offering money off deals for solo travellers. Some of these are only offered during off-peak periods, but many are now available all year round.
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