Hotels.com provides adventurers with the 3Ps for an unforgettable trip
TORONTO, June 25, 2013 /CNW/ - What do Julia Roberts, Audrey Hepburn and
Diane Lane have in common? They've all played women travelling alone to
foreign countries! Eat, Pray, Love, Sabrina and Under the Tuscan Sun show independent, fearless women finding themselves while exploring new
and breathtaking destinations. In typical Hollywood fashion, certain
aspects of their travels were hidden from moviegoers, including all the
planning, packing and precautions that need to be considered when
"Travelling solo can be both exciting and empowering, yet it's important
to take extra measures to protect yourself," says Taylor Cole, travel
expert for Hotels.com. "You want to return safely from your trip with
great memories and stories to share, so I recommend ladies take a few
extra steps before and during your adventure.."
Ready to pull a Julia, Audrey or Diane? Follow the 3Ps from Hotels.com to make your own storyline.
Planning: Choose female-friendly destinations with fun solo options.
Dublin, Ireland - Known for its beautiful countryside and friendly people, Ireland
provides travellers with a non-threatening environment to take in the
stunning landscape. You can also check out some local music and make
some new friends at one of the neighbourhood pubs.
El Ocotal, Costa Rica - This slice of paradise in Central America is full of adventure or
relaxation, depending on what you prefer. Its warm-hearted locals and
'pura vida' aka 'living the good life' philosophy will rub off on you
and provides a welcoming environment.
Queenstown, New Zealand - For anyone seeking adventure, Queenstown is an ideal destination with
its laidback, fun-loving and safe atmosphere. Try a guided hiking,
biking or kayaking tour to take advantage of your surroundings and meet
other like-minded travellers.
Packing: Travelling lighter is better, so choose multi-functional clothing and
make room for these helpful tools.
Tripit app: This is the lightest tool you can pack because it's right in your smart
phone. Tripit goes through your inbox for travel confirmations and
gives you a snapshot of your itinerary.
Instant USB Charger: Connect your gadgets to this packable, reusable power source by USB for
a rapid recharge.
Double-duty toiletries: Toiletries always seem to be the culprit for weighing down luggage.
Cut them where you can by using your shampoo as body wash and your
conditioner as shaving cream. Dry shampoo is also a great travel
companion when on the go.
Precautions: Take your safety seriously before and during your trip for the most
seamless experience. Many of these tips were provided by the
wanderluster behind My Jet Set Style.
Leave-behind - Share your itinerary with someone you trust at home such as a close
friend or family member. Include an outline of your daily plans, hotel
names and flight information so they can reach you if there is an
Make copies - Be sure to make copies of your passport, birth certificate, license
and insurance documents just in case the real pieces get lost in
Less is more - Never announce that you are travelling alone, where you are staying
or share too many personal details about yourself. You can never be too
cautious. This also holds true for using social media during your
Hotel hints - Always display the 'Do Not Disturb' sign on your room door to
discourage anyone from entering your room - even if you aren't in it.
When away from your room, leaving the radio or TV on can also
discourage people from entering.
Possession protection - Leave the brand names at home, as they will make you a target for
thieves and pickpockets. When carrying your bag, put it across your
body when walking to leave both hands free and it is also a good idea
to keep a small amount of cash hidden inside your bra or sock just in
So make some popcorn, throw in a travel film and dream up your next big
trip. With the 3Ps, you'll be ready to embark on any adventure.
Hotels.com (also known in Canada as Hotels.ca) is a leading online accommodation booking brand. Through the Expedia,
Inc. global network of websites, Hotels.com, LP connects travellers
with 205,000 properties around the world, ranging from international
chains and all-inclusive resorts to local favourites and bed &
breakfasts, together with all the information needed to book the
perfect stay. Hotels.com, LP benefits from one of the largest hotel
contracting teams in the industry, obtaining the best rates for its
customers, and offers frequent sales, special deals and promotions.
There are more than 7 million Guest Reviews on the websites from users
who have actually stayed in the hotels to ensure customers can make an
informed choice when booking. Through Hotels.com, LP's industry-leading
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than 85,000 hotels. Under its Price Match Guarantee, if a customer can find the same deal for less on a prepaid hotel,
Hotels.com, LP will refund the difference. Travellers can book online
or by contacting one of the multilingual call centers. Special apps for
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For further information:
energi PR for Hotels.com
Phone: (416) 425-9143 ext. 19
Taylor L. Cole, APR
Hotels.com North America
Phone: (469) 335-8442