Spain tops hitlist for solo British travellers

Spain has topped the list of destinations to visit alone this spring, according to travel dating website and app tourbar.com. 

Barcelona is one of the most popular destinations for a city break
Barcelona is one of the most popular destinations for a city break

UK members (14.7%) named the short-haul destination as the country they were most likely to visit alone this spring with the idea of meeting a companion to join them for the journey.

Following Spain’s lead was Greece, with 12% of UK members naming it their top solo destination. Continuing the short-haul travel theme, Italy secured third spot (9.8%) for its designer shopping, cuisine and relative proximity to the UK. Meanwhile, the Netherlands was the fourth most popular destination (7%) due to sightseeing opportunities and busy calendar of events and concerts.

The most popular long-haul destination for TourBar’s UK solo travellers this spring is the Dominican Republic (6.7%) with members reporting its beaches and sightseeing opportunities as the main reason they planned to visit. Staycations in the UK took the joint 6th position alongside Cyprus (6%).

Mexico secured eighth position (5.8%) for its sightseeing, foodie and beach credentials. Closer to home, France (3%) was named the ninth most popular destination for sightseeing and short breaks and Malta secured 10th place (2%) for its cruise offerings and its beaches.

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