Solo travel is on the rise. In fact, according to a 2019 Travelzoo survey, 13% of respondents said they’ve embraced traveling alone, while almost half say they’ve traveled solo at least once. And what’s not to love about traveling alone? You get to go where you want, eat what you like, and meet new people, all on your own schedule.
Traveling alone can be intimidating. That’s why vetted car sharing programs like Avail can ease concerns about staying safe while traveling alone and still keeping your trip costs affordable. Here are some of our best tips for traveling solo.
We’ve got step-by-step travel safety tips to make sure your solo vacation (or business trip!) is a stress-free experience:
Consider a car sharing service like Avail for a safe, affordable car rental alternative without hidden fees or long lines. Avail offers the service of a traditional car rental agency without extra charges. Best part? All Avail vehicles are automatically covered by Allstate.
Regardless of your chosen method of transportation for your trip, here are a few more tips to ensure your personal safety when traveling alone:
When you borrow with Avail, you’ll avoid face-to-face interaction with vehicle owners and long lines to wait for a shuttle. When you’re ready to leave the airport, simply call Avail’s free shuttle service and they’ll be there to pick you up. Avail’s trained staff will provide you with a fully inspected, sanitized, and insured vehicle on arrival at the airport.
Staying safe while traveling alone is really about being aware of your surroundings, noting suspicious behavior, and taking basic steps to protect yourself and your belongings. Ready to explore the benefits of car sharing as a solo traveler? Read more about how Avail keeps you safe when you’re traveling alone. Check out our car rental reservations in the city you’re planning to explore next.
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