Most travel websites, especially those presenting deals and allowing comparison of different packages, show the price per traveler. Same case for advertisements on Internet and billboards in cities.
When I want to dig further into a deal, I enter the number of travelers, which is
2 by default. As I do not have a companion, I replace the value by
1, causing a price update which makes that deal not so interesting after all. Anyway, this is logical since the hotel room price is not shared.
Nearly all situations stipulate that price is on the basis of "2 people sharing a double room". When planning solo travel, comparison is difficult.
Why is it the standard to assume that people often travel as a pair?
Is there any efficient way to compare travel offers for solo travelers?
The question also applies for cruise lines.