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Airbnb reveals the world’s best cities for solo travel

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Travelling alone can be a truly liberating experience.

After all, what could make for a better trip than having the freedom to while away the hours people-watching in a local cafe, or reading a book cover to cover while lying on the sandy shores of a beach, or simply venturing out to explore a new city – all without having to make a single compromise?

And with figures showing that more and more women are venturing off to explore the world on their own, the timing couldn’t be better for rental service Airbnb to reveal their picks of the best solo travel destinations for the year so far. Based on an increase in the number of people travelling to the destinations on their own, the list can act as your ultimate guide to the most popular cities for solo travel.

So, if you’re thinking of planning your own adventure for 2017, take a look at the top 10 below – and don’t hesitate to get booking...


10. Busan, South Korea

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Booking increase between 2016 and 2017: 103%

Go here for: a laid-back mix of both urban city adventures and relaxing days spent lying on the beach


9. Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

Booking increase between 2016 and 2017: 106%

Go here for: the trendy art and food scene


Read more: Why I won't let fear block me from the intoxicating delights of travelling alone as a woman


8. Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico

Booking increase between 2016 and 2017: 109%

Go here for: stunning architecture amid a hectic pace of life


7. Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand

Booking increase between 2016 and 2017: 114%

Go here for: the jaw-dropping scenery


6. São Paulo, Brazil

São Paulo, Brazil

Booking increase between 2016 and 2017: 128%

Go here for: a look at some truly iconic buildings


5. Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa

Booking increase between 2016 and 2017: 135%

Go here for: buzzing nightlife and excellent food


Read more: Stylist’s travel editor Anna Hart on the joy of solo travel


4. Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Booking increase between 2016 and 2017: 141%

Go here for: reading a book on a dazzlingly beautiful beach


3. Cologne, Germany

Cologne, Germany

Booking increase between 2016 and 2017: 142%

Go here for: ancient architecture and great live music


2. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Booking increase between 2016 and 2017: 146%

Go here for: incredible food markets and an unbeatable atmosphere


1. Cancún, Mexico

Cancún, Mexico

Booking increase between 2016 and 2017: 170%

Go here for: beautiful beaches and the underwater art gallery

Images: iStock

 

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