BBC Travel wrote an article titled, “Business Travel Gets a Female Touch.” It was inspired by an increased female presence in travel for business. Some hotels have recognized this increase, and have created “female-only hotel amenities and transportation options.” For example, one hotel in Houston, Texas, offers a women-only floor with features including yoga mats, jewelry boxes and a make-up kit.
I’m not sure that a women-only floor is absolutely necessary—makes me think of all girls schools. However, it's a nice option for anyone who would prefer it, or who would feel safer on a women only floor. Other hotels offer a yoga mat amenity, but that doesn't seem like it should be a "female" amenity. Men do yoga, too.
One thing I find particularly meaningful, is that in Dubai, women can hail a pink roofed cab, to ensure that the driver is female. Safety is a huge concern for women, and I think this is a great option.
We’ve come so far climbing corporate ladders, racing fast cars with the boys, and paving paths for future generations, but it’s still very much a man’s world. So, business travel with a "female touch" is certainly a step forward in inclusivity and gender equality in the work place.
Here’s the article, if you’re interested in reading a little more about it.
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