Why serviced apartments are an ideal accommodation choice for female business travellers

Female business travellers face an increasing number of personal safety risks, which corporate travel policies are failing to address. That’s according to a survey carried out by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) this year, which says that women are more at risk of danger when travelling for business. 

Such risks range from sexual assault to kidnapping, depending on the location. Of the corporate travel managers surveyed, over 60% said that risk-management programmes should directly address the threats faced by women. However, only 18% of travel policies are said to do so.

The report goes on to say that travel managers should be cautious of the type of accommodation they book for their female employees, and opt for lodgings with features such as double locks and 24-hour security.

As a leading serviced apartment provider, SilverDoor places the utmost importance in safety and security. The apartments we offer are vetted to a high-standard, and can be tailored to the specific needs of individuals.

With duty of care in mind, here are five reasons why serviced apartments are an ideal accommodation choice for female business travellers:

Regular inspections

We regularly inspect the properties we provide and carry out follow-up checks of things like apartment accessibility and local neighbourhoods.

On-site security

Many of our apartments benefit from round the clock surveillance, on-site parking and safety deposit boxes, which combine to offer robust security and convenience.

Secure& quiet locations

Serviced apartments are typically located in safe areas with good transport links. A number lie in big cities, close to all the action, which alleviates the concern of having to return to a dangerous neighbourhood.

Amenities

A key consideration for female business travellers is luxury extras, and many serviced apartments offer them as a given. Everything from espresso machines to self-laundry facilities are provided to offer that personal touch.

Design-led

Nothing speaks female-friendly accommodation like a beautifully furnished apartment. Our operators go to great lengths in designing their apartments, and collaborate with some of the best interior designers out there.

Social spaces

Serviced apartments offer shared common spaces to encourage socialising and help guests feel at home. Such facilities include co-working spaces and on-site bars, which are great if you’re travelling solo and don’t wish to travel too far from your property.

Sources

https://buyingbusinesstravel.com/news/1429198-maiden-voyage-embarks-female-traveller-study

https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2018/07/17/travel-policies-should-consider-safety-for-female-business-travellers/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielreed/2018/07/11/the-percentage-of-women-traveling-for-business-is-rising-but-so-are-their-unique-travel-safety-risks/#867c1e43ab56

http://www.nyscorporate.com/why-you-need-to-think-about-your-female-business-travellers-by-carolyn-pearson-ceo-of-maiden-voyage/

https://www.oyster.co.uk/articles/46552-4-things-female-travelers-should-look-for-in-a-hotel/

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