11 Fierce & Fabulous Getaways for International Women's Day
Travel gives 95% of women globally something to look forward to, according to a recent Booking.com survey*. Findings from the research conducted with over 17,000 women also revealed that travel energizes 88% of women in their daily lives, improves mood for 93% and provides 96% with memories to cherish for a lifetime.
Celebrating International Women’s Day, Booking.com shares some great destinations around the world in which all generations of female travellers can be inspired to best reap the benefits of travel, whatever their passions and preferences. With 76% of women believing that finding the right accommodation is just as - if not more important - than the destination itself, these locations have been paired with perfect accommodations, from divine resorts to remote mountain lodges, to enjoy exciting travel experiences whether you’re flying solo or exploring in a group.
For women with an adventurous streak, consider exploring exciting Argentina and stay at a stunning winery accommodation that offers an elegant yet modern style. And for those who are up for taking on this endeavour alone, Argentina is said to be one of the safest places in the world for solo female travellers.
Entre Cielos, Argentina
All the City Ladies
If you and your friends are big city people, Shanghai is Booking.com’s top booked destination in China, and a true ‘must see’. Whether its great food, exploring, or shopping, this city has the best of everything! For those who like a bit of pampering at the end of a day hot-footing it around town, The Ritz-Carlton will help you relax in style.
The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, China
With mountains, beautiful colours and a unique culture, Northern India is one of the most majestic destinations imaginable. Set in the Himalayas, this retreat is all you need to relax and revitalize.
Ananda In The Himalayas, India
Trendsetter on the Go
For fashion lovers and trendsetters, nothing is more rejuvenating or exciting than heading to a gorgeous fashion capital like Milan. Enjoy a view overlooking the beautiful city and treat yourself in style at Boscolo Milano, Autograph Collection’s unique spa.
Boscolo Milano, Autograph Collection®, A Marriott Luxury & Lifestyle Hotel, Italy
Sirens of the Sea
For those who know the sea is where they want to be, experience a completely different side of Italy with a visit to Sicily. Enjoy stunning settings and head off to Verdura’s private beach or lose yourself in the fantastic riches this accommodation has to offer.
Verdura Resort, Italy
The Powerful Empress
Another sweet spot for solo travellers, Fairmont Empress Hotel is set in one of Canada's most beloved cities, Victoria. Overlooking the beautiful harbour, this historic hotel will have you channeling your inner Empress in no time and encourage you to continue leading strongly.
Fairmont Express Hotel, Canada
A Sightseer’s Paradise
A perfect destination to travel alone or with a group, New Zealand is the land offering just about everything. It welcomes mountain climbers, beach bums, and unique animal lovers with its laid-back culture and jaw-dropping backdrops. Sit back in your personal spa overlooking the mountains and water at this enchanting lodge.
Blanket Bay, New Zealand
Known for being one of the most gender equal countries in the world, Finland is not only an empowering destination but a beautiful one to travel to alone. Located in the heart of the city, Klaus K is a fun and stylish boutique, the perfect base to explore this unique land.
Hotel Klaus K, Finland
What’s not to love about Thailand? It is the perfect gateway to go your own way and create some lifelong memories. As far as accommodations go, just imagine yourself jumping into that pool after a Thai massage…
The Sarojin, Thailand
For Those Who Love the Countryside
Have you ever stayed in a yurt? What about a luxurious one in the UK's dazzling countryside? This is much more than camping and can be a great way to fly your solo travel wings.
Secret Cloud House Holidays, United Kingdom
Parties AND Tranquility
Step outside and bask in the sun as yo head toward the end of a dock overlooking the beautiful blue ocean...time to get your Zen on! Also famous for its exciting nightlife, Miami can bring you peace and/or excitement. You decide what you want to do and when you want to do it.
The Standard Miami, USA
* Research conducted by Booking.com with 34,000 nationally representative respondents, including 17,035 women, across 17 markets. Respondents had to be 18 years of age or older, had to have travelled at least once in 2015 and be planning at least one trip for 2016. All respondents had to be at least part of the decision-making process when planning most of their trips. Data was collected in October 2015.