Women choosing risky travel destinations

Thousands of British women are planning to travel either on their own or as part of a female group to countries ranked as the world’s most dangerous destinations for women, according to a new study. 

More than a quarter (27%) of women are planning an all-female holiday in the next two years, a survey commissioned by travel insurer Sheilas’ Wheels found.

Some 11% of this group intend to visit either India, Egypt, Turkey or Kenya, which are in the top 10 danger spots for female travellers as defined by the International Women’s Travel Centre.

Nikki Sellers, head of travel insurance at the company , said: “Crime can, of course, happen anywhere but women are more likely to fall victim in some places than others. We’re not saying that women shouldn’t visit these destinations but women travelling in these areas should do so with caution and knowledge of the culture.

“It’s also important to ensure you have a travel insurance policy in place should you become a victim of crime,” she said.

This is the company’s top 10 most dangerous countries in the world for women to visit in 2016:

  • 1. India
  • 2. Mexico
  • 3. Brazil
  • 4. Egypt
  • 5. Saudi Arabia
  • 6. Turkey
  • 7. Honduras
  • 8. Kenya
  • 9. Colombia
  • 10. Jamaica.


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