Travel Tip of the Day: How Solo Female Travelers Should Book Hotels

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Many savvy female travelers that I know don’t use their first names when booking hotels—especially if they’re alone. Instead, they just give their first initial and last name so that they don’t reveal their gender.

FYI: Caitlin Martin photographed the open-air check-in desk above at Hawaii’s first Hilton Garden Inn, which she just wrote about.

 

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4 Comments on "Travel Tip of the Day: How Solo Female Travelers Should Book Hotels"

  1. I am not quite sure how this works when you are booking online. (through corporate travel dept, the hotel’s website, etc..). Most hotels require a credit card to hold the room. When you enter in the credit card info, you need to put in the full name and address.

    I imagine I could change the name when check-in, but not prior.

    Anyone have experience with this?

  2. what’s the point? they’re going to know when you check in anyway. seems silly to me.

  3. For international visits you have to hand in your passport so they know all about you anyway….

  4. Huh? Who wrote this? They didn’t give any information in this.

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