Through a comment on this blog, I have just been introduced to another great women’s tour company called Women on Tour.
This UK based company is for women and run by women – the have some great trips to Barcelona, Istanbul – meditation workshops, creative writing and drawing, walking in Spain and more. They are also looking always for new travel guides – perhaps that is you?
Our all-female company was set up to offer you the possibility of exploring new avenues in friendly and safe company. It is our experience that when choosing to travel alone – because of incompatible diaries with our friends or the need of independent travel or the simple freedom of not having to fall in with other people’s preferences – we’ve felt at times pulled between the need for adventure and exploration and the need for security and companionship.
As women travelling alone, we found that the prospect of having to wine and dine in the hotel every night of our stay or of feeling at times uncomfortable in unfamiliar circumstances could eventually dampen our plans.
It was these observations that first inspired us to facilitate a safe and relaxed environment for women to enjoy new experiences, to explore, whether it is outwards or inwards, whether they are travelling alone or accompanied.
Today, Women On Tour is an on-going project that follows a simple premise: to provide the opportunity of bringing together women from a wide spectrum to exchange knowledge and expand their horizons.
Travel industry is making it easier for women to get up and go By Zach Dunkin writes in the Indianapolis Star
Kris Ash’s husband, Jon, wasn’t thrilled when he first heard about her plan to leave him behind and head off to Cancun with three girlfriends. But she says he has come to understand the value of a ladies-only trip.
In a poll of American Express travel agents, two-thirds reported an increase in women vacationing together. A recent study by AAA and Aspire, a Phoenix-based training and consulting company, found that 24 percent of U.S. women have taken such a trip in the past three years, and 39 percent plan to do so in the next three years.
“It’s more than a trend, it’s a phenomenon,” says Stephanie Oswald, editor of travelgirl magazine and host of Fine Living Network’s weekly “All-Girl Getaways” show (9 p.m. Wednesdays and midnight Thursdays). “The industry is rolling out the red carpet for them. They want the female spending dollar.”
While travel agents add “all-girl getaways” to their list of travel options, hotels and resorts create packages that include spa treatments, manicures and shopping sprees, seeking a share of what AAA says is a $6 billion-a-year market.
Skala Eressos in Lesvos in the Aegean is a resort which caters for a wide range of visitors. This village, with its 3km unspoilt beach, is renowned world wide as the birthplace of the poet and teacher, Sappho, and is particularly popular for the traveller seeking creative inspiration, and for women travellers. Skala Eressos is in fact a very popular destination for a women only holiday!
The Greek Island of Lesvos or Lesbos (and also known as Mytilini), with its ancient history, incomparable natural beauty and tradition of hospitality spanning over centuries, awaits to greet you and treat you to an unforgettable holiday
Sappho Travel is the expert for travel to this special area including:
- Women only holidays
- A two week Women’s Festival in September
- Two women’s hotels – the Antiopi and the Mascot.
This is your one stop shop if wanting to visit this magical Aegean Island.
Three in four women have been away on a girls-only trip but only just over half of men have travelled abroad with their mates, a survey has showed.
Just 52% of men as opposed to 75% of females have been on single-sex trips, the survey from travel website Kayak.co.uk found.
Hen parties and stag dos were the main reason for such trips, with “big city nightlife” the main attraction. The Press Association: Women take more single-sex holidays