Good morning people, welcome to Safetrip transportation Ltd, where you get the safest, convenient and affordable transport services in Nigeria. This week, I am going to be sharing with you 7 travel tips especially for women, one tip per day. We all need to look out for our women, sisters, mothers and wives. Oh, oh…. men should not get jealous yet because transport is not gender-neutral. At least, that was the key message coming from a high-level gender discussion co-hosted by the World Bank and the World Resources Institute during the recent Transforming Transportation 2018 conference, which was held in Washington DC between January 11-12, 2018.
“Women represent the largest share of public transport users around the world, yet they face many barriers that limit their mobility. The numbers speak for themselves. Some 80% of women are afraid of being harassed while using public transport. In developing countries, safety concerns and limited access to transport reducing the probability of women participating in the labor market by 16.5%, with serious consequences on the economy” says the World Bank report
So these tips I’m going to be sharing are meant for the safety of all of us. If a woman is safe, let’s just say the world is safe!
Please feel free to share your thoughts and opinion.
#1. Find out about Your Destination Thoroughly Before Your Trip
For many travellers, planning and researching is almost as fun as actually traveling! It is holiday time and many people are eager to spend the break at some fun places. Apart from spending time scoping out the most beautiful beaches, coolest cities with beautiful nature wonders like waterfalls, springs and hills, you should also take some time to look up safety information for where you are headed.
What is the nature of the neighbourhood, and which of them should you avoid? What should be your acceptable dressing? Are there only certain kinds of taxis you should take? Is it best to charter a tourist bus or taxi? Is there a medical centre in the city, just in case?
When it comes to your lodging, it is good to have an idea about where you will stay before proceeding on your journey. How are the ratings of sampled hotels for safety? What are former guests saying about their experiences? Are there any patterns emerging in the reviews you should be concerned about?
How are you going to get around? What is public transportation like in your destination? Do you need to rent a car? Does the situation change at night?
These are all questions you must check before you go on a trip, there could be other things you may need to consider based on your personalized conditions. We advise that you should not take anything in your observation for granted when it involves your safety.
Till tomorrow when i will be sharing the next tip. Be safe and enjoy your trips.
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