Cultural differences to be aware of
If you’re a woman travelling alone and looking to immerse yourself in local culture on holiday, your expert local guide will help you to understand the cultural differences of your chosen location. A bit of research before you leave goes a long way. To help get you started, there are a few key cultural differences that are good to be aware of:
Covering up – when travelling, it’s important to consider the local culture to avoid offending. We recommend taking something to cover up when visiting religious sites.
Removing shoes – many countries in Asia find it disrespectful if you don’t remove your shoes before entering a building.
Tipping – in some countries like Canada and the USA it is customary to tip waiters and bartenders. Research your destination to find out the local customs around tipping.
Communication – if possible, learn a few basic local words and phrases and remember to speak slowly and clearly.