Travel Safety Tips for Women

Travel Safety for Business Women

Between 15% and 76% of women are targeted for physical/sexual violence during their lifetime. Women who travel for business are at a higher risk for the simple fact that they are out of their element and are more likely to signal vulnerability to potential attackers. Don’t become a victim when traveling. Be aware and act smart to avoid becoming part of the statistic. Learn how to minimize your appearance as a tourist/visitor and adopt proven techniques to increase personal safety. Environmental Awareness Violence can happen to anyone at anytime, as is demonstrated in everyday news stories throughout the United States and the world. When traveling to a new or unfamiliar place, the potential to become a victim of a crime is raised exponentially. This is why it is imperative to be aware of your surroundings as much as possible. Being aware of your surroundings or immediate environment is the first step toward safety. In general it is smart to always glance back, look around and double check. Always put yourself in a position for optimal 360-degree observation. If you can see it, you can deal with it. Presence Techniques How you “act” matters. Body language constitutes 93% of all...

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