What Women Business Travelers Want

July 11, 2011 by  
Filed under Travel News

A recent Hilton Garden Inn survey conducted by Opinion Research Corp. revealed that female business travelers enjoy hotel perks most when traveling for work. Specifically, women enjoyed having someone clean up after them (71% vs. 58% for men) along with having breakfast prepared for them (62% vs. 49% for men). The majority of women also appreciated having a bed to themselves for the night (51% vs. 37% for men).
business-travel-women Female Business Traveler © Leonidas Konstantinidis

The survey results may be attributed to women doing more of the cleaning and cooking at home. A Swedish researcher found that women are still expected to prioritize their homes and children because of deeply-rooted perceptions of gender roles, and conventional overnight work travel is not compatible with this norm. Regardless of the reasons for the findings, it would be smart of hotels that cater to women business travelers to take note.

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More Women Traveling Solo

April 1, 2009 by  
Filed under Travel News

Over the past two years, women have surpassed men in the statistics measuring the total number of travelers. A nearly even breakdown in 2007 has changed to a 60 to 40 percent advantage in favor of female tourists. A significant portion of that 60 percent has chosen to travel solo. Even married women are increasingly traveling alone or with girlfriends.
solo-women-travel.jpg Solo Woman Traveler © Morroia Fabrizio

The increase in women travelers is a fascinating trend. Even more so when coupled with the prospect of scores of female tourists wandering solo across the globe. In fact, an article in The Boston Globe was recently encouraging women to go at it alone claiming that locals would be eager to reach out to them. That being said, the main concern for women traveling solo continues to be safety. It’s important that solo travelers, especially women, take all necessary precautions to ensure a safe trip. The U.S. Department of State has a comprehensive list to help tourists.

Have you traveled solo? Would you consider it? Any tips?

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Free Rides Home for Women

December 16, 2008 by  
Filed under Destinations

New York City is often called the city that never sleeps. For women, it’s now possible to party all-night long (on Friday and Saturday nights) without having to worry about getting a safe ride home. RightRides offers women a free, safe, late night ride home on Friday and Saturday evenings from 11:59pm to 3:00am in 45 NYC neighborhoods. Their service, beginning and ending of the ride, is only available within the shaded area on this New York City map:

right-rides-service-area.jpg View Google Map of Service Area

The phone number to call for a ride home is 718-964-7781 or 888-215-SAFE (7233). It’s important to note that RightRides only turns on their phone from 11:59pm to 3:00am on Friday and Saturday nights.

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