- First: thank you for being part of this amazing womens travel network, which I have been proud to be part of developing and promoting.
- Second: I want to tell you that my website WomenTravel.info has been recently sold to Canadian network JourneyWoman
JourneyWoman’s CEO Carolyn Ray and Rosemary Neave of WomenTravel.info believe this creates the world’s largest resource for women-friendly travel, by and for women, while supporting women entrepreneurs around the world.
New Zealand based Rosemary reflects “Even in this Covid impacted world, women want to step out and expand their horizons. For many this has meant re-discovering the magic in their own backyards. For me the purchase of a caravan and an electric bikes has created a new way to explore NZ.
Teaming up with the larger JourneyWoman network means that more women will benefit from the resource we have created, and as a consequence women’s travel companies around the world will have more women hearing about their products.
Beginning with a New Zealand based site for women’s travel in 2000, Rosemary Neave began to connect the new emerging women’s travel and accommodation in New Zealand to women wanting to travel, many of them for the first time on their own.
In 2006 this New Zealand site was expanded to embrace the world and WomenTravel.info was born, connecting women travellers with women-run tourism ventures in over 100 countries, including women-friendly tours, retreats, guides and accommodations.
Using a highly specialized search engine, women can find the world’s largest resource of verified women-friendly tours, retreats and guides including adventure, cycling, expeditions, safari, slow travel, solo travel, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, accessible travel and more. All listings are verified by women, for women based on recommendations and our understanding of women’s unique needs.
JourneyWoman™ is based in Toronto Canada, and is perhaps the world’s original solo women’s travel publication – established in 1994 well before the age of the internet.
“For almost 30 years, JourneyWoman has been at the forefront of women’s solo travel, and was among the first to recognize the unique needs of women travellers,” said Carolyn Ray, CEO, JourneyWoman.
“As we return to travel, our two websites – Journeywoman.com and Womentravel.info will connect women travellers with small, women-friendly tourism businesses that have been severely impacted by the pandemic. It’s my aspiration that women, as the primary influencers in travel, can play an active role helping rebuild tourism in the countries that need it most, while ensuring our unique needs are met through verification of the businesses listed on our site.”
Through this acquisition, JourneyWoman will provide women with the largest women-friendly travel resources in the world, complementing its award-winning editorial with women recommended tours, retreats, guides and accommodations to help women with travel safely and well.
The combination of JourneyWoman and Women Travel the World will give women access to over 750 women-friendly tours, including walking, cycling, slow travel, luxury travel and more. It will also provide women with the unprecedented ability to support over 150 small businesses operating in over 100 countries around the world, from Antarctica to Zimbabwe. JourneyWoman has ambitious plans to expand the site, and will be introducing a safety verification program and reviews from women to help document and improve the quality of travel experiences.
“As a long-time follower of JourneyWoman, I’ve been impressed with Carolyn’s vision for JourneyWoman and her commitment to keep women inspired about travel throughout the pandemic,” said Rosemary Neave, Founder, Women Travel the World, who joins the JourneyWoman Advisory Council. “With JourneyWoman’s influence and reach, I am confident that Women Travel the World will become the central resource for women’s specific needs and safety requirements, addressing solo travel, LGBTQ+ travel, women with mobility issues and safe, eco-friendly accommodations.”
Founded in 1994, Journeywoman™ is the world’s first solo female travel resource and one of the most trusted and respected online women’s travel brands in the world. With a focus on authentic, intentional travel, the site provides #TravelReady advice, tips and editorial on solo travel safety to empower women as the key influencers in travel. Based in Toronto, Canada, JourneyWoman CEO and Publisher Carolyn Ray is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and the Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC). To learn more, visit www.journeywoman.com, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn. JourneyWoman is a registered trademark of Journeywoman Enterprises Inc.
Established in 2006, Women Travel the World connects women to women-friendly travel experiences in over 100 countries around the world. Using a highly specialized search engine, women can find the world’s largest resource of verified women-friendly tours, retreats, guides and accommodations including adventure, cycling, expeditions, safari, slow travel, solo travel, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, accessible travel and more. All listings are verified by women, for women based on recommendations and our understanding of women’s unique needs.