Lone dining avoided by women travellers

28 August 2002 by
Lone dining avoided by women travellers

More than two-thirds of women business travellers prefer to dine alone in their hotel rooms rather than risk the potential hassle of hotel restaurants, according to a survey from travel management company Carlson Wagonlit.

Out of more than 1,600 women surveyed, only 31% said that they would eat dinner alone in a hotel restaurant, and just 9% said they were prepared to eat alone at restaurants outside the hotel. The study also revealed that safety was the main issue for lone women travellers.

Women business travellers are thought to provide about £1b of business for the global travel market.

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