Study shows 80% of women travellers are choosing to travel solo

India’s Zostel highlighted a study showing 80% of women travellers are choosing to travel solo every year.
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Solo travellers across all genders made 37 percent of the total bookings Zostel received in 2019, while 42 percent of travellers preferred to travel in groups.

Millennials and couples comprise the majority of customers at Zostel.

Established in August 2013, Zostel is India’s first and the largest chain of backpackers’ hostels with presence in 36 cities in India and Nepal.

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Currently, Zostel has over 200 hostels in India and Nepal and the company is targeting 500 hostels by the end of 2020.

“It makes us incredibly hopeful and even more proud to see so many women taking a leap of faith to explore diverse destinations during solo travels. It validates the path we consciously chose to follow to create a safe and free environment for everyone to experience travel, especially for our female travellers,” Dharamveer Singh Chouhan, Co-founder & CEO Zostel said.

Ummi Lulu
Journalist at News Asia Today. From Indonesia. I write about life, tech, and business related topics happening in Asia.