About half of business travelers are women and 60% of women in the world travel for leisure.
As appealing and satiating as it is, the travel industry is adapting to accommodate women travellers, women are still more vulnerable than men while travelling.
Travelling can cause many anxieties, stress and worries if you aren't pre-prepped for it.
Here are three tips to help you travel safely:
- Stash your valuables: Take only the personal credit and debit cards, leave rest of the cards at home. Keep the cards you take in a hip-pocket, your shoe, a sock, or in your bra, but not in your purse. Some experts recommend using a money-belt, but that’s cumberson and you might just risk losing it all at once.
- Choose your accommodations carefully: Choose a national hotel-chain with a good safety record. Some hotels offer women-only floors. Ask for a room above the ground floor, near the elevator, and away from emergency exits and stairwells.
- Blend-in: It’s a great safety measure if you want to look confident, even if you don’t feel that way. Keep your head up while walking. Look around. Note your surroundings. You can even be friendly. The more you look like you know exactly what you’re doing (even if you don’t), the less target will show.