Two More Travel Trends for 2024: The Kiplinger Letter

As the world gets moving again, two more travel trends to consider: Solo cruising and airline passengers with loaded guns.

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Interested in booking your next cruise solo? You’re not alone.
More cruise ships now offer single-person cabins than ever before and cruise lines are busy adding more. Some ships even offer common lounges and bar areas tailored for passengers traveling alone. About 5% of cruise passengers are solo, about double compared with a decade ago, says an industry group. 

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Sean Lengell
Associate Editor, The Kiplinger Letter

Sean Lengell covers Congress and government policy for The Kiplinger Letter. Before joining Kiplinger in January 2017 he served as a congressional reporter for eight years with the Washington Examiner and the Washington Times. He previously covered local news for the Tampa (Fla.) Tribune. A native of northern Illinois who spent much of his youth in St. Petersburg, Fla., he holds a bachelor's degree in English from Marquette University.