About Us

Friendship Travel: it’s all in the name. Friendly holidays for like-minded people who happen to be single, or would otherwise be holidaying alone.

I founded Friendship Travel in 1999 after several years working for other travel companies (I’m older than I look). The first Friendship Travel season featured just one property in Turkey: it was a hectic summer! Since then we have arranged holidays for tens of thousands of single travellers and now feel, thanks to listening to our guests, that we have the balance just about right.

Our philosophy is simple. We combine beautiful destinations with comfortable surroundings and great people – our Friendship Travel hosts and the good company of our guests. The resulting holidays are relaxing and friendly.

Friendship Travel was the first singles company to ofer double rooms for sole occupancy – as standard. We were the first to launch a Chat Room on our website, and the first to Video real single travellers talking about their holiday experiences. We’ve now developed the first ‘holidays for single travellers’ smart phone app.

But for all the innovation and techy stuff, Friendship Travel remains focused on personal service and experience. Our smaller team is on the other end of the phone, happy to share their experiences with you – between us, we’ve sampled all our holidays and hotels.

In 2015 and 2016 our service and quality was recognised by the British Travel Awards and with over 100'000 votes in many areas, we won 3 awards. This is a great result for us and our customers, winning Best Small Singles company for 2 years in a row.

Every year, more than half our guests are ‘old friends’, or have booked on the basis of a personal recommendation. If you’ve not yet chosen Friendship Travel, why not give us a try? We truly believe we offer the best all-round experience and we strive to ensure your holiday is the best it can be.

Colum McLornan and team

Colum McLornan

To read about our favourite destinations (and to match names to faces) click here