Women Travelers - NYT article on social networking sites for women travelers--tried any?
May 7, 09, 6:48 pm
Curious if anyone has tried any of the sites mentioned in this article (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/07/business/businessspecial/07NET.html) in today's Times.
I had a hard time identifying with some of the things in the article--e.g., can't stand being the only woman in the breakfast room (who notices these things? I need to get my coffee and breakfast on! and I hate the name Maiden Voyage in this context) but if they work for others, it's all good.
May 8, 09, 8:57 pm
Where was that woman travelling that there were no other women eating breakfast? Maybe women don't travel alone on business in the UK as much as we do here in the US. I don't know. If anything, aren't most people engrossed in the morning newspaper? On the times I actually didn't have breakfast in the room and instead had breakfast in the hotel restaurant (or the buffet like they have at Hampton Inn), what I notice is everyone reading the newspaper---men and women.
May 17, 09, 4:25 pm
Since I haven't travelled on business in the US, it's hard to say if the proportions vary. Women do tend to be in the minority over here, and I wouldn't put it beyond the bounds of reason to be the only woman in the dining room.
To answer the question, no, I haven't. I don't really have a problem with going out and about by myself, except for doing dinner in pubs - I just won't do that.
May 19, 09, 9:00 am
I could understand fear in these situations if someone didn't travel often, but if frequent business travel is part of your job I would think you would need to learn to get over this fear pretty quickly. I wouldn't have noticed that I was the only female in the breakfast room. My work takes me to many male dominated oil and gas companies and women seem way less prevelant, but frankly it never would have dawned on me to be worried.
May 22, 09, 11:37 pm
I haven't ever used one specifically for women. If I want to get out with other people and I have time when I'm on the road, I post on Flyertalk (or make plans with people I've met...mostly from here).