Women cancel flight tickets more than Men [Report]

Women are more vacillating than men when it comes to making travel decisions, according to a new report. The report by online travel site Goibibo.com says that while 24 per cent of travelers change their travel plans after booking, women top the list with 20 per cent cancellations.

While most of these are on account of change in business travel plans, personal or family emergency or travelers health issues are other prominent reasons. Other reasons for cancellations are either change in flight timings by the airlines or extension of stay at destination.

While the top travel cancellation routes are between Bangalore to Delhi and back, travel between Mumbai to Delhi and Mumbai to Bangalore are closely tagged.

What is interesting to note is that Bangalore sees the maximum number of women travelers and cancellations by them followed by Mumbai, Hyderabad and Delhi. This could be attributed to the fact that most women air traveler in the city are engaged in IT firms, given that most of the big IT companies are located in Bangalore.

Another reason for this could be that women feel unsafe while traveling alone. According to Government statistics air travel has been recorded as the most unsafe means of travel for women. Women are more vulnerable aboard an aircraft with 14 such cases registered between 2009 and March 2012, signalling a rise in such incidents.

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