Why solo female travelers are joining group tours - CNBCEveryone told me not to travel solo during a pandemic.
Especially not to learn snowboarding, a sport that not all travel insurance policies cover. It didn’t help that I wanted to visit a country where I don’t speak the language.
Administrative matters — such as Covid tests, vaccination certificates and health declarations — would be painful for a solo traveler, I was told. I could also catch Covid or injure myself while snowboarding overseas.
It made sense, but I didn’t know anyone who could go with me. So I joined a Singapore tour group to South Korea.