Huge price increases – and small rooms – often wait for just one person to book.
But there are a few operators who offer vacations that do not penalize travelers traveling alone.
Here we select some of the best and friendliest trips …
BIG EASY PARTY
A specialized one-way tour operator takes gangs of like-minded vacationers to New Orleans, pictured, for & # 39; Fat Tuesday & # 39; celebrations
Few places ring in & # 39; Fat Tuesday & # 39; like New Orleans. Singles specialist One Traveler takes a gang of like-minded holidaymakers to the Big Easy celebrations as part of a Deep South tour.
Also raise your crest, there are also three nights to discover Elvis & # 39; s Memphis.
BOOK IT: A 13-night guided Deep South tour to New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville costs £ 4,990 pp including Mardi Gras tickets, single meals and flights. Call 01760 722011 or visit ondieter.nl.
Villa del Balbianello, the famous villa seen in Casino Royale, which lies on the shores of Lake Como in Italy
Voyage Jules Verne has no supplements for a group stay on Lake Como, with waterfront villages, manicured gardens and aperitifos sipping on the rooftop bars ready for the course.
Including a boat trip to the cinematic Villa del Balbianello from the 18th century, to be seen in Casino Royale.
BOOK IT: Seven nights & # 39; B&B at the four-star Grand Hotel Menaggio on October 19 costs from £ 875 per person, based on single use. Price includes BA flights and excursions. Call 020 3811 5939 or visit vjv.com.
NEW FOREST RAMBLE
A solo travel agency offers expert guided walking tours of the rural sights of the New Forest in Hampshire, pictured
Take a walk through Hampshire's backyard with seasoned solo operator Friendship Travel.
An expert hiking guide will show you the rural sights before you visit the post-stroll restaurant in an old Lyndhurst coaching inn.
BOOK IT: A two-night break on October 11, with guided walks, costs £ 340 pp including dinner, B&B at the 3-star Beaulieu Hotel, Lyndhurst. Call 0289 446 2211; friendship travel.com.
There are high end accommodations, reduced in price for individual travelers, to a lush jungle estate on the edge of the Ubud River in Bali
Perfect for spa enthusiasts looking for long-term glamor.
Scott Dunn has high-end stays, reduced in price for individual travelers, to the COMO Shambhala Estate, which is nestled in a lush jungle on the edge of the Ubud River.
BOOK IT: A week on the Shambhala estate costs £ 5,750pp, based on a person staying at a B&B in a garden suite. Price includes flights and transfers. Call 020 8682 5060 or visit scottdunn.com.
Saga & # 39; s new Spirit of Discovery package, has dumped solo cancellations and 20 percent of passenger cabins are designed for single guests. It has sailings to the Norwegian fjords, pictured
Saga leads a change of sea for individual travelers; the brand new ship, Spirit of Discovery, has discarded solo stores and 20 percent of the passenger cabins are designed for single guests.
Descend to the Norwegian fjords and get off for a close-up of the mighty Voringfossen waterfalls.
BOOK IT: An all-inclusive seven-night Norwegian Great Outdoors trip, departure from Dover next summer aboard the Spirit of Discovery, costs £ 2,268 pp. Call 0808 278 3157 or visit travel.saga.co.uk.
Cyprus has blue skies and warms rays long after the high season masses have disappeared. Pictured is the promenade in Paphos
If only the blue sky and the warm rays work, Aphrodite & # 39; s Isle both have long after the high season mass & # 39; s disappeared. The Almyra Hotel, in Paphos, offers a 30 percent discount for singles holding school holidays.
Splash in the infinity swimming pool of 33 meters, feed fusion food or walk the beautiful port of Paphos.
BOOK IT: Rooms at the 5-star Almyra start from £ 93 per night, based on single use. Go to almyra.com. Wizz Air flies from London to Larnaca from London in September (wizzair.com).
A travel company rewards early bookers by saving solo costs on tours, including a trip to India
Abercrombie and Kent rewards early bookers by saving solo costs on tours, including a trip to India.
Start in Cochin, on the south coast, and travel to a Munnar tea plantation, Periyar National Park and the backwaters of Kumarakom.
BOOK IT: Ten nights from £ 2,355 pp, including accommodation, domestic flights, tours and some meals. Call 01242 547 892 or visit abercrombiekent.co.uk. Flights to Goa from £ 769 with Air India (airindia.in).
A river cruise on the Emerald Waterways pictures the cities of Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna
The meandering water of Central Europe promises fascinating urban stops.
It includes Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna when you are plump for a river cruise on the Emerald Waterways.
BOOK IT: An 8-day, 8-stop all-inclusive cruise of the Danube delicacies costs £ 1,645 pp based on one person traveling on October 18 Price includes flights. Call 0808 274 6932 or visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk.
Tenerife, pictured, has fantastic excursions and operators are fairer at solo prices
The most popular island of the Canary Islands has fantastic excursions and operators are fairer on solo prices.
Book a September week at Hotel Botanico in Puerto de la Cruz and you will not pay the usual £ 340 single supplement.
BOOK IT: A one-week stay in B&B at the Hotel Botanico costs £ 1499 pp. Price includes flights from easyJet. Call 01425 480400 or visit prestige holidays.co.uk.
TOP TIPS FOR HOLIDAYS ONLY
Be brave! It can be a huge step, traveling alone, but you probably won't regret it.
Remember that many like-minded people feel exactly the same.
Chat before you leave. During a group trip, a friendly hello helps other people break the ice through a forum or email.
Don't expect romance. Most individual travelers want to fall in love with a destination, not a person. Focus on friendship.
Get the best out of your guide. They are there to ensure you have the best time; don't be afraid to ask for advice.
Lots of fun. It is your well-deserved break, so do what you want.
Holiday companies will never put pressure on you to tackle things that make you feel uncomfortable.
Remember that one in four British adults is never married, divorced or widowed.
Work relaxed – even if you don't feel it completely. Couples who say: & # 39; only? How brave & often have nothing to say to each other while eating.
Instead of feeling like Jenny comrades, ask strangers to take pictures of you at famous sights so you can send them to friends at home.
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