The fastest growing destination for solo travellers was India, followed by Italy, then Sri Lanka, with tour operators crediting the TV series, “The Real Marigold Hotel”, for boosting bookings to India. Overall, the most popular destination was Italy, followed by Greece, then Spain. The number of people booking solo holidays rose by 14 per cent, year on year, in 2017, and tour operators are predicting a further rise of 11 per cent in 2018, year on year. The research found that the average age of a singles holidaymaker was 57, with a hefty 70 per cent aged 50 or over. In 2014, a similar study found it to be 54. Get the full story at Travel Daily UK