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Empowering Women Through Travel

International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the achievements and contributions of women around the world. One area where women have made significant strides is in the realm of travel. From solo adventurers to group explorers, women have been breaking barriers and embracing the spirit of adventure like never before. What better way to commemorate this than by highlighting the role of women in travel with Hostelling International! Our global network of hostels fosters inclusivity and diversity among travellers, so join us for some inspiring journeys this International Women’s Day.

Breaking Boundaries: Women’s Adventures with HI

Hostelling International has long been a champion of inclusivity and equality in travel. Across our worldwide network of hostels we welcome travellers of all backgrounds, genders, and ages. Women travellers find a safe and supportive environment to embark on their adventures. Whether exploring bustling cities, hiking remote trails, or immersing themselves in local cultures, HI is always close by! Get inspired by reading about some of the top destinations female travellers recommend

Looking Ahead: Empowering Future Generations

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we also look ahead to the future and the role of women in shaping the travel landscape for generations to come. Hostelling International is committed to supporting the next generation by regularly hosting school and youth groups around the world, providing opportunities for young people to access travel, education, and cultural exchange. 

*Did you know? HI supports children to attend school trips if their families are struggling to pay for them.*

By fostering a culture of inclusivity, diversity, and empowerment, HI continues to inspire women of all ages to explore, discover, and connect with the world around them. Together, we can create a more inclusive and equitable travel community where women’s voices are heard, valued, and celebrated every day. Why not start exploring!

Solo Journeys: Empowering Women to Explore

Solo travel is not just a journey of exploration but also a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. HI recognises the importance of this and provides a platform for women to venture out into the world confidently. Our safe and affordable hostels help hostellers embark on their adventures without the fear of loneliness or insecurity and create unforgettable experiences along the way! And there are loads of great ways to meet people, too, like joining free group tours!

Celebrating Women: Hosting Women’s Groups

In addition to empowering women to travel, HI are proud to support groups of women who love to explore. YHA England and Wales regularly host groups with Outdoor Adventure Girls – an outdoor community providing safe and inclusive environments for women to reconnect with nature and the outdoors, through local meetups, weekend getaways, international trips and training days. 

Their mission is to create a safe and inclusive environment for women to feel confident outdoors, connect with other like-minded women, and challenge the lack of representation of women in the outdoor space. They are passionate about mental health and the huge burden women carry throughout life, giving them the time to recharge, reset, and become their authentic selves when they attend their trips. 

This International Women’s Day, let’s celebrate the incredible achievements and contributions of women in travel. Whether it’s embarking on solo adventures, forming connections with fellow travellers, or sharing inspiring stories, women play a vital role in shaping the future of travel. With Hostelling International as a beacon of inclusivity and empowerment, women around the world can continue to explore, discover, and thrive on their journeys, leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come. Here’s to the fearless women who dare to dream, explore, and conquer the world, one hostel at a time. RoseHappy International Women’s Day! Rose

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