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Friday, January 13, 2006

Catering to Female Business Travelers

Because more women are travelling alone for business, the travel industry is beginning to respond to their unique needs -- the utmost of these being safety concerns. Hotels and other facilities are stepping up background screening, and are creating female-specific amenities such as women-only guest floors and escort services.

The need for such services was sadly exacerbated recently when a housekeeper at the upscale W New York hotel was raped and left unconscious. Police do not yet have a suspect, though they believe the suspect is a hotel employee.

Source: MI Megasite