Understanding Safety Risks for Female Business Travellers

According to data from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the proportion of female business travellers within corporate travel programmes has risen dramatically in recent years. Their expanding representation in business, results in women now becoming the majority of international business travellers.

Despite this increasing representation, corporate travel risk management programmes have often not adapted. Indeed, less than one in five specifically address or seek to offer advice or solutions to the unique risks faced by female travellers. These include, but are not limited to, Gender Based Violence (GBV), sexual violence, and cultural and legal issues.

This report will examine some of the common risks that female travellers face and will also seek to offer recommendations, aimed at travellers and corporate travel managers, to enable them to mitigate risks where possible and ensure a safe environment for their activities.

In this report:

  • Overview of Threats to Female Travellers
    • Sexual violence
    • Crime, harassment and intimidation
    • Medical care
    • Cultural, societal, legal discrimination
    • Pre-deployment
  • Improvements to Risk Management Practices
  • Suggested Risk Mitigation Techniques

of business travel spending is managed by women

of female travellers say company policies need to account for gender-specific risk

of travellers are female

of corporate travel policies specifically address female risks

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At Solace Global, our aim is to equip women with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate unfamiliar environments confidently and securely. From transportation and accommodation to cultural etiquette and emergency preparedness, delve into our expert advice tailored to enhance your safety while travelling.

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Increased risk for LGBTQ+ travellers can be overlooked. Whilst most Western and Western-orientated countries have an inclusive stance towards persons in the LGBTQ+ community, there remains a considerable number of countries with conservative or heteronormative cultures.

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