Is the market for solo travel slowly turning our way? Is the industry finally willing to cater to the solo traveler?
Hard to say.
But I would love to take at face value the following quote and others in a story about how the industry is wooing solo travelers irritated by the extra charges they face as a party of one:
"The tour industry is making way for the single traveler," said Margie Jordan, spokesperson for the American Society of Travel Agents. "This is nothing that's going to go away. The single traveler is going to have as many opportunities as anyone else."
She says that cruise lines, in particular, are offering solo travelers opportunities to travel without paying the single supplement. And indeed I've written about a few that have waived the single supplement charge.
I'm not much into cruises myself. But how about we get the word out to tour operators?