Motivation for solo travel among older generations in the U.S. as of July 2014

This statistic shows the motivation for solo travel among older generations in the United States as of July 2014. During the survey, 45 percent of the respondents said their motivation for traveling solo was the desire to go to a destination they wanted to go to.

For your most recent solo trip, what was your inspiration or motivation for traveling?

Share of respondents
To go somewhere I wanted to go45%
A trip just for me/to treat myself35%
Time for personal reflection18%
To pursue a hobby or interest17%
To learn something new12%
To do something on my bucket list10%
To explore a passion8%
To meet new people7%
A spiritual opportunity5%
To make new friends3%
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Source

Release date

December 2014

Region

United States

Survey time period

July 9 to 27, 2014

Number of respondents

881 respondents

Age group

45+

Special properties

have taken at least one solo 50+ mile trip away from home with a two-night stay in the past two years

Method of interview

Online survey

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