If your company has female employees who travel for work, you’ll realise by now that their trips have to be planned differently from those of their male counterparts. Having an equal playing field within your corporation does not change the fact that women are still more vulnerable when they travel due to widespread tourist-based crime in many parts of the world. Female travellers also happen to have different requirements in terms of what they need in their rooms to ensure that they look their best when they represent your business. It is important to bear this in mind when booking flights, arranging transfers and choosing accommodation.
Here are a few things to look for when selecting a suitable hotel for travelling female employees:
A female-friendly hotel is situated in a part of town where they can comfortably walk around outside without feeling unsafe. Ideally, it should be central enough so they don’t have to travel more very far to meet their commitments during their stay. If they’re driving themselves, a well-lit underground parking garage with 24-hour security is imperative.
Choose a hotel that offers secure airport transfers and shuttles in and around the city. A concierge service and 24-hour security is a great addition as well. This way, your travelling female employee will have access to assistance in terms of safety and transport around the clock.
The cherry on top is when the hotel knows what a lady needs in her room. Think full-length mirror, well-lit vanity, ironing board and iron, hairdryer, access to express manicures and pedicures, etc. Bonus points if the hotel has on on-site spa where they can book treatments in-between their travel commitments, and a nice restaurant where they can take their meals if they don’t feel like making their way into town at night.
Choosing a hotel that has these amenities in place will go a long way to ensuring that your company’s female employees enjoy a comfortable and convenient stay while they journey to represent your business. Keep an eye on the blog in coming weeks and months for more practical info on managing your company’s duty of care. In the meantime, feel free to get in touch with our team of expert corporate travel planners if you would like to learn more about our services and how we can assist you in tailoring business trips that yield exceptional ROI.