There is an impression that women are more prone to danger when traveling and whether this is true or not, you need to be prepared and aware of the travel-related risks a woman can go through.
Being proactive to the risks doesn’t mean that you’re inferior to your male colleagues, it just means that you’re prioritizing your safety.
There are several pointers you can follow to reduce the risks of getting in danger in a foreign country, and they include researching about your destination, choosing accommodations with caution, and learning self-defense.
Knowing about the country you’re going to reduce the likelihood of you getting lost. Don’t leave with a phone that’s not fully charged so you can access a map whenever you need one on-the-go.
Choosing accommodations is essential in maintaining your safety. Look for the best ones in the area, request a room close to the elevator, and, when possible, choose the all-women floor in the hotel.
Learning self-defense allows you to defend yourself, potentially making others think twice before making a victim out of you.
For more information on how to keep yourself safe on a business trip, see this infographic by Hyryde.