Safety for Women on Solo Travels In The UK

As the trend of solo travel continues to captivate the adventurous spirits of women across the UK, it is essential to focus on safety measures and tools to ensure their journeys are memorable and secure. With the rise of solo travel, particularly among women safety features like SafeWalk have become instrumental in providing necessary resources to support these travellers.

The Surge in Solo Travel Among Women

The allure of solo travel is undeniable. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in UK women embarking on solo adventures abroad and across the UK. Data shows that there has been a 55% increase in international solo trips booked through Airbnb by women from the UK in 2022 alone. This shift signifies a broader trend in travel preferences, with women embracing and pioneering unique travel experiences worldwide.

Top Destinations for Solo Female Travellers

In response to this growing interest, Airbnb has identified some of the most wish-listed destinations among UK female solo travellers. The allure of cities like Paris, Dubai, and Barcelona continues to draw solo travellers. Offering a blend of culture, art, and safety tailored to the discerning solo female traveller. But there is also an uptrend in UK travel, with travellers looking to experience the best of what the UK has to offer.

Proactive Safety Measures with SafeWalk

Recognizing the need for enhanced safety, SafeKab offers some innovative features designed to empower women travelling alone in the UK. These include:

  • an option to share travel routes with trusted contacts
  • an SOS button that alerts trusted contacts as well as sounding the alarm to those nearby that help is required

Practical Tips for Safe Solo Travel

To maximise safety, here are some expert recommendations for women travelling alone:

  • Research and Planning: Always book your accommodation and transport in advance.
  • Privacy Considerations: Keep your real-time location private when sharing your travel experiences online.
  • Safety Inspections: Upon arrival, check all locks and windows to ensure they function correctly.
  • Travel Essentials: Consider investing in personal safety items like doorstop alarms and hidden wallets.
  • SafeWalk: Use SafeWalk whenever you’re travelling alone to let trusted contacted know of your location anywhere in the UK

Use SafeWalk If You’re Walking Alone:

SafeWalk allows you to share your walk home with a loved one so they can keep an eye on your journey every step of the way. We have also developed a ‘panic button’ that stays on your phone screen, so should you feel threatened you can press the button and notify both the local SafeKab office and a loved one that you need help. With our FREE SafeWalk function, you need never walk home alone ever again!

SafeWalk is completely free to use for anyone who downloads the app! It’s a fantastic tool for students, schools, families, lone women, and anyone who might feel vulnerable while travelling alone. Download the app now

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