Females are generally the ones who drive the decision making process when it comes to planning a great holiday. They are the organisers who piece together a trip, taking every consideration into account. Clinton Moodley spoke to four women who shared what they looked for during a holiday.
Peace and quiet
All of the women interviewed tend to plan breaks that provide peace and quiet. Lutho Pasiya says she likes to visit places away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
“I want to escape when I am travelling to a place where I can relax and have quiet time. Women have busy lives and escaping from it is why we plan holidays,” she said.
Meet new people
While most want to escape from crowds, there are others who want to meet new people and enjoy the company of locals. Nadia Khan says that socialising during travels have allowed her to meet new people and interact about their respective countries.
“Travelling allows you to connect with different people from all walks of life,” she says.
Learn the culture
Travelling to different countries allows for one to connect with the culture and learn about the practices. When organising trips, Chanelle Lutchman enjoys soaking in the culture.
“Travelling opens your eyes to many new possibilities and when I plan one I usually look at the culture and what it has to offer me,” she said.
All women view cost as a factor when planning a holiday. Khan says she looks for the best price and the quality of hotels where she and her family visits. Pasiya would opt for a lodge as it is cheaper than hotels.
Khan says travellers should not try something that they are not comfortable trying. During a trip to Mozambique, she tried one of their signature drinks and was sick afterwards. Pasiya, on the other hand, would not book in places that is popular as she wants to experience different places and their offerings.