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Female Solo Travellers: Empowerment and Self-Transformation through Negotiating Risk

The emergence of the solo female traveller market globally is a positive step forward in  gender equality, yet solo female travellers can face unique risks.

These risks can be mitigated through appropriate research, planning and preparation prior to departure. Learning about your personal security and actively putting this into practice through subtle techniques when on the road will also help to reduce risks faced.

Yang et al. (2018)| reveal that women can empower themselves through negotiating risk on their travels.

Be prepared. Be a Nomad.


  1. Ahokas, S., 2017. Safety of female travellers.
  2. Yang, E.C.L., Khoo-Lattimore, C. and Arcodia, C., 2018. Power and empowerment: How Asian solo female travellers perceive and negotiate risks. Tourism Management, 68, pp.32-45.
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