Safety Tips for students going abroad. From experienced college students and travel expert, Marybeth Bond. Women Travel Statistics indicate that the number one issue for women travelers is safety. Here are practical safety tips compiled by my college-age daughter and her friends, who have recently returned from studying abroad; from Florence to Kathmandu to Buenos (….Read more)
The urge to splurge is driving consumer travel habits this season. Take to the Sky: Airlines are rolling out new fees for everything from seat selection to bringing a carry-on bag. However, despite these new charges, the majority (62%) of travelers polled plan to fly to their end destination. Conversely, 27% are hitting the road (….Read more)
As I learned at a summit on “Boomer Consumers” last week in San Francisco, 2011 is a year like no other: Beginning in January, 10,000 Americans will turn 65 every day. An emerging market is already out there, but the technology is unsophisticated, the vendors small. While the potential is great, awareness is low and (….Read more)
I was surprised to discover how many Boomers were buying my travel books, communicating to me on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, but of course I’ve featured Gutsy Boomers traveling the world in A Woman’s World, Gutsy Women, and my Girlfriend Getaway books. It turns out this is part of a trend. Last week I joined (….Read more)
Women—young, old, single, married, and widowed—are fueling an explosive growth in the travel industry. More women are traveling, for business and for pleasure, and they’re calling the shots. Just look around in a restaurant, how many tables are occupied by groups of women? Of those who currently take nature, adventure or cultural trips, 75% are (….Read more)
In this clip from CNN, Marybeth shares great advice for travel safety and hotel security while you travel. “Don’t let fear keep you at home!” says Marybeth. “Use your common sense.” This is an especially helpful video for business travelers.