These are UK-based tour operators and travel agencies specialising in single holidays for single travellers and single parent families.
|Adventura||0800 612 2202||Activity breaks (and excursions eg. walks in London) for single travellers.|
|Events Together||020 8241 2907||Activity weekends and holidays for singles. Everything from sailing, mountain-biking and caving to walking, climbing and white water rafting, mostly in the UK. They say they are open to any age although most participants are between 30 and 45.|
|Friendship Travel||02894 462211||A range of holidays for single travellers including city breaks, cruises, ski holidays, and spa breaks, in mainly European destinations but also the Caribbean.|
|JustYou||0870 252 8080||New tour operator launched Oct 05 by the Kaleidoscope Travel Group, which specialises in fully-escorted tours worldwide, owns Page & Moy and Travelsphere, and has been creating holidays for single travellers since 1999. Just You is aimed at older travellers who don't want to feel they are going on holiday with a dating agency. It is not exclusively for singles. One in five of their guests is not single. Just You is a direct sell operator, with no sales through travel agents.|
|Kindred Spirits||020 7431 3727||Launched in Dec 02 offering 'house party' style holidays for groups of up to twenty in luxury hotels. The programme of scheduled breaks concentrates on European cities - eg. Tallinn, Venice, Budapest, Athens, St Petersburg, etc - with one or two long haul destinations such as Hong Kong, Bangkok. KS normally base their holidays at 5-star hotels, with some 4-star.|
|Mango||01902 373410||Mango was set up in 2003 to run holidays for single parents and their kids. They've organised small group holidays in Pembrokeshire, The Brecon Beacons, North Devon, Mallorca and skiing in Romania. They may not be a big operator, but they have their own ATOL license, and that makes them more 'grown up' than many larger specialist operators who are really agencies using other people's ATOLs .|
|Minster Travel Service||0161 969 5603||Summer & winter activity holidays in the Wilden Kaiser-Brixental area of the Austrian Tirol with selected dates set aside for singles. Activities include cycling, walking, mountaineering, white water rafting, skiing etc.|
|One Traveller||0844 8005053||Escorted holidays for mature single travellers. Eg. 5 day Prague city breaks, 5 day holidays in Poland, 8 day holidays to Prague, Vienna & Budapest, 6 day holidays to Russia and 10 day holidays to China. No room sharing and no single supplement.|
|Saga Holidays||0800 096 0074||Saga has a dedicated brochure of escorted holidays reserved exclusively for singles. They also feature two hotels reserved exclusively for single travellers in Spain.|
|Single Parent Holidays||0871 200 2228||Specialist operator offering one-parent family holidays worldwide. A brand of Friendship Travel (above)|
|Single With Kids||0845 166 8119||A wide variety of escorted group holidays for single parent families in the UK and overseas. Holidays range from camping weekends through to all inclusive luxury Mediterranean breaks . All holidays are accompanied by Single With Kids' holiday coordinators.|
|Singular Travel||01483 548540||Specialist agency website (...actually rather stylish website) set up in June 06 by former air hostess Suzy Cooper who has negotiated special deals for single travellers, friends travelling together, and single parents, with 30+ travel companies.|
|Small Families||01767 650312||Launched in 2002, Small Families provide fully escorted holidays exclusively for single parent families. Their programme - operated during school holidays - regularly features Majorca, Croatia, Tunisia, Morocco and Lapland for skiing, adventure and santa holidays.|
|Solitair||0161 234 0080||Single's holidays in Greece, Italy, Barbados, India, Turkey, Spain, Thailand, Morocco, plus a selection of worldwide city breaks and party weekends in the UK.|
|Solo's||08700 720 700||Solo's are probably the best-known specialist in the UK. They have been organising holidays exclusively for single people for over 20 years. They offer a range of UK, short-haul, & long-haul destinations and events. For example diving in Sharm El Sheikh, desert safaris in Morocco, Christmas in the Caribbean, Wild West USA, Skiing in Lake Louise and Costa Rica Explorer. Solo's also offer age-banded holidays.|
|Trafalgar||Escorted tours specialist to worldwide destinations, with many of their tours suitable for single travellers. They also have a room mate matching service that enables single travellers to economically share twin rooms.|
|Travel One||0870 757 2488||Holidays for singles in a range of mainly Mediterranean destinations.|
|Voyages Jules Verne||020 7616 1000||VJV don't have operate tours especially for singles but a number of their tours to worldwide destinations are 'singles-friendly' in that they feature no singles supplements on selected departure dates.|
- Wellbeing Escapes is an online specialist agency for a wide range of spas and treatments around the world, including spa breaks for singles.
- Singles in Crete (aka Mistral Singles) offer holidays for singles based at a small family-run hotel on Crete.
- Here's a statistic to make you sit up and take notice! According to Solo's Holidays (above) 48% of adults over 25 in the UK are single, and according to an estimate by National Statistics, by 2015 there will be more people aged 65 and over than those under 16.
- Companions2Travel is a website designed to enable single, divorced or widowed travellers to find others with whom to enjoy travelling.
- The Specialist Travel Consultancy is an agency specialising in family adventure holidays, including single families.