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The Best Places for Solo Travelling, According to Travel Experts

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International Boost Your Self Esteem month is celebrated every February.

With solo travelling known for building confidence and, ultimately, self-esteem, travel booking website, Omio has revealed the destinations that are seeing a rise in interest this year, which would be ideal places for solo travellers to venture. 

Iceland 

Online searches for queries around ‘trips to Iceland’ have seen a staggering increase of up to 2,150% in the past year in the UK. The mountainous Icelandic landscapes are becoming an increasingly popular place for Brits to visit. 

It’s the perfect place for solo travellers who love nature, boasting beautiful scenic glaciers, lagoons, volcanoes and more. And what’s more, it’s one of the best locations in the world for a chance to spot the magnificent Northern Lights. 

Japan 

If your travelling goals are to experience a mesmerising culture while enjoying the hustle and bustle of city life, Japan is the place for you. Searches for ‘Things to do in Japan’ have soared up 1,400% in the past year, and there’s so much this country has to offer. 

The country is small enough to visit a number of its cities while you’re there, including Hiroshima and Kyoto. It offers something for everyone, whether it be the history you’re interested in or experiencing tasty Japanese cuisine. 

Copenhagen 

With a reputation of being the happiest city in the world, who wouldn’t want to visit Copenhagen? Renowned for being the City of Fairytales, this magical place is filled with activities for solo travellers to get involved with. 

Searches for ‘things to do in Copenhagen’ have spiked by 400% over the last year – and it’s easy to see why. From trying the delicious Danish cuisine to cruising down the canals, it’s a famously friendly city with plenty to do, making it an ideal destination for people looking for their first solo travel experience.

Thailand 

An iconic destination for backpackers, Thailand is still one of the most popular destinations for Brits, and online searches for ‘cheap flights to Thailand’ have spiked 250% since last year. 

With Thailand’s array of cultural festivals, it caters to everyone, from the busy city life of Phuket to the idyllic beaches hidden around the islands, where you can truly escape and find yourself throughout your solo travels.

Berlin

This up-and-coming European city has seen a huge increase in popularity in recent years, and it appears the number of Brits looking to jet off to Berlin is on the rise, with a 200% increase in searches for ‘flights to Berlin’ in the past 12 months alone. 

Quirky, cool and packed with history, Berlin is a great place to travel alone to boost your social skills and make new friends. The friendly atmosphere and rich cultural history mean you’ll never feel alone and can pack your itinerary with experiences best suited to your interests. 

From the underground music scene to museums filled with the city’s history, you’ll never get bored of Berlin.

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