Riviera Travel has launched a ‘For Solo Travellers’ collection for 2019, featuring destinations such as China, Morocco, Sicily, Madeira and the Dalmatian Coast.

The programme is in response to the growing trend of UK travellers choosing to travel alone.

Industry figures suggest solo travel is most popular with the over 65s – 18 per cent of whom have travelled alone in the past 12 months.

Will Sarson, head of specialist product at Riviera Travel, said: “Riviera Travel has long embraced solo travellers – for many years we’ve welcomed and catered for lone travellers on our escorted tour itineraries and featured sole occupancy cabins with no single supplements on many of our river cruises.

“As we saw increasing demand for this type of holiday, in 2017 we launched our first collection designed exclusively for solos, which was a great success.

“We also introduced dedicated solo river cruises for the first time for 2018, which filled up at such a healthy rate that we added an extra date.

“This year we’ve more than doubled the number of passengers on our solo holidays and we’re immensely proud to offer such a diverse range of destinations and itineraries. We look forward to bringing even more fantastic holiday options to the collection in years to come.”

Some example packages include: the Grand Tour of China with Yangtze cruise from £3,399pp; Valencia and the Orange Grove Coast from £1,199pp; and the Dalmatian Coast Yacht Cruise, from £2,499pp.