The last few years have seen a massive increase in the amount of woman travelling solo for business, which is why we have decided to do a blog piece on Safety Tips for Woman Travelling Alone. It’s very important to recognize that a woman’s personal safety when travelling doesn’t start (or end) with simply being aware of one’s surroundings. Many of the tips that we would like to share with you below are great for any solo traveller, regardless of gender, but there are also many that will be very specific to women, because let’s face it there are often dangers that a woman traveling alone must face that don't necessarily affect a man to the same degree.
By doing this people at either the office or at home will always know where you should be, and if something goes wrong they will know where to contact you. It is also a good idea to schedule a regular check-in with someone back home, and even keep hard copies of your itinerary and important business and personal phone numbers i case of an emergency.
It is a good idea to take pictures of all your most important travel documents and then save them on a site like DropBox. This will give you access to everything from Passports and IDs to airline ticket numbers and hotel reservations in the event that the originals are lost or stolen.
There are many things that can go wrong on a business trip, some might be as serious as you falling ill or being involved in an accident, while others might be more of an inconvenience, such as when your luggage gets lost or flights cancelled. This is why travel insurance is so important, as it offers peace of mind as it will thankfully cover not only medical and dental emergencies but also reimburse you for lost baggage, pay for transport delays (in the event it costs you money), and even cover rental car damage as well a a host of many other unforeseen circumstances.
Not only will it save you time and money while travelling, but it will also allow you to be more mobile if you need to move quickly in a bad situation. Remember, that nothing says "rob me" like someone looking like an “outsider” who is wheeling large bags along the sidewalk of a major city.
This is safer for a woman who is travelling on her own, as there will be someone who is accountable to meet you when you arrive at your destination. Additionally, when travelling in a foreign city at night at any point during your trip it is always a good idea to take a cab, as it is not always safe to wander around the streets of many big cities.
Although there are many more Safety Tips for Woman Travelling Alone, the 5 that we have shared above are some of the most important ones to remember. It is also good to use your common sense, and never be afraid to say no to something that makes you feel uncomfortable. Of course, having an experienced corporate travel agency take care of your trip arrangements and itinerary, means they will having your safety in mind when putting your travel plan together.