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Women Flying Solo

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A Lonely Planet event in association with 'SheTravel' and 'Girls on Travel'

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In recent years, there’s been a rapid increase in the number of women choosing to head off travelling or on holiday alone. In celebration of this rising trend, Lonely Planet has partnered with ‘SheTravel’ and ‘Girls on Travel’ to bring you a special evening of talks and a Q&A session with four expert speakers covering everything from how to travel safely as a woman alone to scaling the rainforest-clad mountains of Guyana, followed by refreshments. This is a unique event open to all, exploring the theme of female travel, inspiring attendees to discover new regions of the globe and plan their next adventures with confidence.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to Womankind Worldwide, a global women’s rights organisation working to transform the lives of women.

Speakers

  • Frances Linzee Gordon - one of the UK’s leading travel journalists inspires with tales of solo travel to Africa, the Middle East & beyond and what she learnt on the road
  • Caroline Neil – the Managing Director of RPS Partnership gives advice on staying safe while travelling
  • Lucy Shepherd - the Arctic explorer, mountaineer and adventurer shares her most thrilling travel experiences
  • Tracey Livingston Howard - the Director and Co-Founder of TraceyLiv Coaching and Seneca Training discusses different conflict management styles to help ensure solo travellers get the best from their trips

Frances Linzee Gordon – Travel Journalist, Photographer and Broadcaster

Frances is an award-winning travel writer, photographer & broadcaster who has spent the last 25 years travelling in over 100 countries, including becoming the first independent traveller in Saudi Arabia. Her work has ranged from first-edition travel books for travel publishers including Lonely Planet, acting as a travel advisor and helping to create documentary travel series for the BBC, a nationwide 'Stay Safe' campaign for the FCO and lectures on travel for the Royal Geographical Society and Lancaster House. Frances also takes every opportunity to encourage women to travel, believing her gender to be a help and not a hindrance when negotiating the hurdles of the road!

Lucy Shepherd - Adventurer, explorer and mountaineer

Lucy is an adventurer in every sense of the word. A mountaineer, Arctic Circle and jungle explorer, she was made a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society at the age of just 23, and has since mapped out a unique path for herself in the world of intrepid exploration. Travelling all over the globe, filming as she goes, her solo and team expeditions have taken her from the world’s coldest mountain (Alaska’s Denali), to Greenland’s ice caps, to the treacherous peaks of Tajikistan, which nearly ended in disaster, and her most recent trip to an untouched region of Guyana’s Amazon Rainforest.

Facebook: @lucyshepherdadventure

Instagram: @lucysheps

Twitter: @lucysheps

Caroline Neil - Managing Director of RPS Partnership, Security and Risk Mitigation Consultant and Trainer

Caroline has provided training and advice for a broad range of companies and NGOs; from large media corporations to international charities and governments. Since leaving the military, she has worked in risk management and specialised in the training of numerous corporate clients in security, risk and crisis management; including kidnap, ransom and crisis management workshops. She has also worked as Head of High-Risk Security at the BBC, where she advised the senior leadership team and war zone journalists on crisis management. Throughout her diverse career, she has worked extensively in North Africa, the Middle East and Asia, and has also worked in Central and South America.

Tracey Livingston Howard - Director and Co-Founder of TraceyLiv Coaching and Seneca Training

Tracey’s lifestyle programmes are designed to lead change and upskill through coaching, conflict resolution and communication.

She is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation, and is licensed and certified in Conflict and Change Management with Kilmann Diagnostics. During her free time, she enjoys travelling the globe and has worked throughout Europe, the Middle East and in the United States of America.

Instagram: @tracey_liv

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet is a world-leading travel publisher: a globe-spanning digital travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand. We've been providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. We reach hundreds of millions of travellers each year online and via our mobile products and help them unlock amazing experiences. Over the past forty years we've printed over 145 million guidebooks as well as countless other titles showcasing the wonders of the world for travellers of all types.

Facebook: @lonelyplanet

Instagram: @lonelyplanet

Twitter: @lonelyplanet

SheTravel

Business and leisure trips often take us to destinations where the culture and traditions differ from our own, and sometimes to locations which carry higher risk to personal safety. That’s why SheTravel, and founder Anna-Liisa Tampuu, decided to bring together women who travel with this women’s–only network. To share experiences, create a secure space to ask questions from a network of fellow travellers and read interesting articles and top tips for female travellers to share information to aid safe travel, wherever in the world their choice of destination may be.

SheTravel is powered by Northcott Global Solutions, a leading Global Emergency Assistance Company, giving SheTravel a wealth of experience, expertise and support to provide information and assistance to all travellers.

Instagram: @shetravelglobal

Twitter: @SheTravelGlobal

Girls on Travel

Globetrotter and self-proclaimed ‘travel addict’ Gaëlle De Vriendt is the founder of Girls on Travel, a travel company connecting and empowering solo women travellers with incredible trips to diverse destinations, including the Greek Islands, South America and many more.

The ethos behind Girls on Travel is that holidays create a real sense of companionship and enable you to create new-found friendships, learn about other cultures and make some incredible memories to boot. With a curated travel programme, all the nitty gritty details taken care of and an ambassador joining you throughout the entirety of the trip, female travellers are able to just kick back, relax and fully enjoy their globetrotting adventure.

Instagram: @girls.on.travel

Facebook: @girlsontravel

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