Women have made significant progress in education, workplace and social equality and also in travel. More women are exploring the world alone, from backpackers to professionals to people who are simply independent. They all realize that experiences do not always have to be shared to enjoy them.
More women travel alone
According to research, more women are traveling solo, two out of five women have traveled solo. And these solo female travelers are from 18 to 35 years old. This shows that more millennials are interested in traveling abroad. According to a Boston Consulting Group, Millennials want to travel abroad as much as possible.
According to this research, the main reason why female travelers are more inclined to travel alone is the thirst for adventure. Many women have also said that they felt more energetic and refreshed after traveling alone.
Why this trend?
Female solo travelers are even more technical than an average traveler. Research has shown that when it comes to examining assessments of traveling female travelers, tablets use 51% and mobile phones use 72%; They use technology for communication with friends and family at home can be done with a click button. When it comes to the use of social media, they use it 65% for sharing their travel details. What do they share? Usually the share related to their current location or their 4 to 10 photos. Female solo trips no longer seem as scary as before, although regardless of gender, all travelers can always benefit from a few simple memories.
How to be safe?
Try to arrive before dusk – If you are a business traveler who is being picked up, make sure you and your driver have associated paperwork.
Pack Light – Carry a handbag with a strap over the body. This frees your hands and allows you to keep your belongings in busy crowds.
Look The Part – Dressing according to the culture of a country saves you unwanted attention and allows you to be more comfortable with the locals.
Sleep well – Ask for an alternative room if you are at the end of a dark corridor or on the ground floor of a hotel where you feel unsafe.
Think about your money – Consider using a credit or prepaid travel card instead of having too much cash with you. Alternatively, if you need cash, you can use your debit care to withdraw small amounts at ATMs. When using an ATM, try to avoid machines that are in poorly lit or hidden areas.
To all independent ladies: if you feel like traveling, don't wait. Go out and be everywhere you want.