Women of today are bold adventurers. They are backpackers, business trekkers and eco-tourists. They are young, middle-aged and older. They could be your girlfriend, your sister, your mother, your daughter, or your grandmother. For all the diversity among today's women travellers, they share at least one commonality; the need to know how to stay safe while having a great trip. The following are some top tips for women to ensure a safer travelling experience.
Top stay safe tips for women travellers
Before you go
- In the know
Consider registering with the office for Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. They offer a service where they'll contact you while you're away if there is a need to offer urgent advice during a natural disaster or civil unrest, or to inform you of a family emergency at home. Even if you opt not to register for this service you should:
- leave a travel itinerary and contact details with family or friends in Canada
- provide family with the emergency number for Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
- keep on hand the phone numbers for the Canadian government offices in the countries you plan to visit