Agoda has collated its one-person booking data for 2017* and has declared Japan the hottest international destination for Aussie solo travellers.
The booking platform reports that solo travel grew in 2017 by 40% and that one fifth of Aussie solo travellers booked Japan in 2017. Overall, solo travel amongst Aussies has increased by 14% since 2015, with the growth trend veering towards international (20%), over domestic (8%).
Fujikawaguchiko, in the foothills of Mount Fuji, saw an 84% increase in solo Aussie travellers in just the last year.
“With food and accommodation options for every budget, hospitable locals, and diverse experiences on offer, Japan is the perfect solo travel destination,” says Agoda’s Global Director for Brand and Communications, Andrew Edwards.
“In recent years, we’ve seen the rising popularity of capsule hotels catering for solo travellers who are wanting a cheap and easy way to travel around Japan solo.”
Other popular solo travel international destinations include: China (15% growth in 2017), Indonesia (13%) and the Philippines (12%).
* agoda booking data was collated between January 2016 and December 2017.