What Women Want… from Travel

Women around the world are starting to look forward to traveling again, once it is safe to do so, with recent research from Booking.com uncovering that after spending extended time at home, 81%*of women globally have pledged not to take travel for granted again. In fact, 1 in 2 (38%)* women have revealed the recent travel restrictions have only created a heightened desire to see more of the world when it’s possible to travel again.

To mark International Women’s Day, Booking.com has handpicked a selection of destinations around the world that offer something to suit different passions across generations of women. So, whatever it is that women want from travel, these destinations promise to offer enriching travel experiences as it becomes safe to do so.

  1. Adventurous Angels

For the 1 in 8 (19%)* women globally who said they plan to go on an adventure trip in the coming year, a trip to Argentina is the perfect destination for any thrill seekers. From mountain climbing, glacier hiking to white water rafting, Argentina is a great destination to make exhilarating memories. Plus, known for its rich wine regions, a stay at a winery accommodation cements Argentina as an all-encompassing destination, with something for any woman to enjoy.

Entre Cielos, Argentina

2. Feeling spiritual

With mountains, beautiful colors and a unique culture, Northern India is one of the most majestic destinations imaginable. Set in the Himalayan foothills, besides the Ganges River, this retreat is all women need to relax, revitalize, and reconnect after spending extended time at home.

Neemrana's Glasshouse on The Ganges, India

3. Sirens of the sea

For women who know the sea is where they want to be, experience a truly authentic Italian getaway with a visit to the dazzling island of Sicily. Enjoy the stunning settings of ultra-luxurious Verdura’s Resort, here female travellers can make the most of the accommodations’ private beach, which will no doubt meet the needs for the 32s%* of female travellers who are planning to take a beach break in the next year.

Verdura Resort, Italy

4. The Powerful Empress

For female travellers who like to get swept up in history and romantic architecture, Fairmont Empress Hotel, set in Canada’s beloved city of Victoria, is the perfect accommodation to step back in time. Overlooking the beautiful harbour, this historic hotel will channel your inner Empress with its fairy-tale like interiors.

Fairmont Empress Hotel, Canada

5. Feminist Finland

Known for being one of the most gender equal countries in the world, Finland is not only an empowering destination but also a beautiful one to either travel to alone or with family and friends. Located in the heart of Helsinki, Klaus K is a fun and stylish boutique hotel, making it the perfect base to explore this unique land.

Hotel Klaus K, Finland

6. Something Zen

What’s not to love about Thailand? It is the perfect destination to catch up on some much-needed Zen whilst creating some lifelong memories once it is safe to travel again. With 1 in 2 (53%)* women around the world recently revealing that they want to go on a relaxing trip, Thailand provides plenty opportunities to make the most of long, lazy days in the sunshine. As far as accommodations go, just imagine yourself jumping into that pool after a Thai massage…

The Sarojin, Thailand

7. For those who love the countryside

For any female traveller wanting to escape reality and reconnect with nature in the glorious countryside, then a glamping experience needs to be on the list. Yurt glamping provides a luxurious outdoors experience, enabling women to appreciate the simplistic beauty of the British countryside

Glamping on the Hill, United Kingdom

8. A Sightseer’s paradise

Lastly, our own backyard is of course the perfect destination to travel with all of the uncertainty in the world right now. New Zealand is the land offering just about everything for every kind of person. We accommodate to mountain climbers, beach bums, and unique animal lovers with our laid-back culture and jaw-dropping backdrops. If you are one of the 71* of women who said they want to appreciate more simple experiences, then travelling to this enchanting lodge overlooking beautiful mountains from your personal spa will have you in awe of the natural, simplistic beauty of our country.

Blanket Bay, New Zealand