Recently we have seen a rise in the number of women travellers travelling solo both for pleasure and work. But can solo travellers stay safe in another country? Here are some safety tips to ensure the women traveller are safe during their travel
Do your research
There are many websites offering unpretentious reviews of both the hotel and neighbourhood. So, research well and see if locality you will be staying in is safe for woman or not.
Find a friend
There are lot many ways to connect with other women travellers around you. Make a local friend out there. Even if you don’t want to hang out together, they can always help you with things to do in your free time and local regulations.
Share your itinerary with someone back home
Share your detailed itinerary, flight details, and the address of the hotels you will be staying in with at least one person back home who can get in touch with you in case of an emergency.
Keep a backup of your documents
Keep photocopies and scanned pictures of all your documents like tickets, vouchers, passports and driving licence with you. Also keep a backup of these on cloud or google drive to have them easily accessible anywhere you want.
Do purchase travel insurance
For a sensible fee, travel insurance will cover your emergencies and medicalbills and reimburse you for baggage lost or flights cancelled.
Stay in touch
It is important to stay in regular touch with people back home. Schedule a daily check in with them – skype, Whatsapp or a phone call, whatever is suitable.
Nothing says rob me like a woman travelling with four large suitvases you. You will also be more mobile if you do not have four large suitcases wheeling on the road in case you need to move quickly.