Solo Travel Showing No Signs of Slowing Down

Each year on 8th March, International Women's Day is celebrated worldwide to champion the achievements of fierce women around the globe and the continued work that is being done to reach gender equality

According to the 2018 ABTA Holiday Habits Report, more than one in six people in 2018 chose to travel alone, up from the one in nine (12%) who took a solo holiday in 2017 and the trend shows no sign of slowing down.

For women looking to take a solo trip or perhaps a girls’ getaway to celebrate girl power, Generator, one of Europe’s fastest-growing hospitality brands, offers a selection of inspiring trips to celebrate the annual occasion. From exploring the art galleries of Berlin to relaxing with a cocktail in Barcelona, Generator is a fantastic choice for female travellers to base themselves at while they explore some of Europe’s most culturally diverse and exciting cities.

Hang out in Hamburg to celebrate International Women’s Day: As Germany’s second largest city, Hamburg has everything solo travellers need for a guaranteed good time. With down to earth locals, live music on every corner and a thriving art scene, this is the perfect destination for those wishing to head off-the-beaten-track in Germany to explore something a little more unusual. With an enormous collection of landmarks, churches, canals and bridges which rival some of Europe’s most famous, solo travellers will be spoilt for choice with all of the fascinating attractions in Hamburg.

Explore Madrid’s rich history and culture: Famous for stunning monuments, amazing nightlife and great architecture, solo travellers looking to head to Madrid will not be disappointed with Spain’s capital city. Travellers can head to one of the destination’s gourmet food markets to meet with the locals on a foodie tour of the city. Visitors to Madrid will be spoilt for choice with the cultural hubs, artistic hotspots and amazing restaurants that surround the property. From experiencing the rooftop terrace at the Círculo de Bellas Artes to browsing El Rastro, the most famous and oldest flea market in the city, culturally curious travellers can enjoy a breadth of options and experiences to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Explore Dublin, Ireland’s exciting capital city: Located a stone’s throw away from Temple Bar, Generator Dublin is perfectly located in the heart of the Smithfield area in the centre of the city making it an ideal location for exploring the famous range of pubs, restaurants and shops that line the cobbled streets nearby. With accessible public transport links, it’s easy to head into the Irish countryside and explore the castles and scenery that the country offers. After a long day of exploring, guests can relax in the cinema room to meet other travellers and enjoy the bar as well as the selection of delicious local drinks and cocktails available. Generator Dublin even offers female-only dorms to make a stay as comfortable as possible for solo female travellers.

If interested in booking a Jameson Distillery tour whilst in Ireland, travellers who book ahead of the 28th February 2019 will receive discounted Jameson experiences.

Sun, sea and stunning architecture in Barcelona: Travellers looking for amazing panoramic views of the city need look no further than Barcelona. The Fiesta Gràcia bar serves up a feast of local bites and beers while doubling as an event space for travellers who would prefer to have a fun night in. Barcelona is ideal for the culturally curious traveller and as well as being known as the capital of the Catalonian community, the city is famous for art and unforgettable architecture. There’s a range of museums and historic parks to visit, and with the Gothic Quarter just around the corner from Generator, solo travellers will not be short of things to explore in Barcelona.

Discover Stockholm as a solo traveller this International Women’s Day: Generator Stockholm is centrally located in the centre of the increasingly popular Norrmalm and Vasastaden districts, making it the perfect springboard for exploring the number of close-by attractions, fine dining, museums and nightlife, as well as the selection of theatres and art galleries and the ‘longest art gallery in the world’. For those keen to base themselves at Generator to explore further than Stockholm and Sweden, Helsinki and St. Petersburg can be reached by regular ferry services. With a selection of rooms ranging from private, shared and female only, solo travellers to Stockholm can take in the lively Bar Hilma, as well as a cool café in the lobby of the property.