I'm in shock. Two things. One, hotels and tour operators are recognizing that lots of people travel solo. Two, they're actually giving deals and discounts to solo travelers. Scrape me off the floor.
One of the biggest complaints I hear from solo travelers is that they get rooked by the travel industry. Either they have to pay a single supplement. Or they have to share a room with a stranger (an option on some, but not all tours). One solo scribe called it, "A Hobson's Choice" (see previous post).
But this just in from msnbc:
"We've found four beach vacations where your solo self can revel in the same benefits usually extended to couples - without paying a single supplement for the privilege."
They exaggerate a tad. Not all of the single supplements have been waived at the places they mention. And these places aren't inexpensive.