Continuing its mission as the world’s #1 original solo travel resource for women, Toronto-based JourneyWoman CEO Carolyn Ray has welcomed website Women Travel the World ( into its offering, creating a one-stop place for women to find safe and affordable travel experiences.

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[CEO Carolyn Ray]

Established in New Zealand by Rosemary Neave in 2009, Women Travel the World connects women travellers with hundreds of women-friendly tours, retreats, accommodations and guides in over 100 countries.

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“For almost 30 years, JourneyWoman’s ethos has been to help women travel safely and well,” Ray says. “Whether women are travelling solo, with a partner or in a group, they have unique criteria when choosing a travel experience, including cost, safety and cleanliness — which have been heightened by the pandemic”.

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According to Jennifer Haddow, CEO, BC-based Wild Women Expeditions, “Now more than ever before, women need confidence that they are choosing a women-friendly company that is attuned to their needs, including safety and value. JourneyWoman’s new site will help them find the experience of their dreams and intentionally support women-owned businesses around the world.”

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An expansion of JourneyWoman’s existing Women’s Travel Directory, the new website provides women with access to the world’s largest listing of verified women-friendly businesses — with a focus on slow travel, adventure travel, wellness and luxury travel, inclusive of LGBTQ+ and Indigenous tourism.

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About JourneyWoman

Founded in 1994, JourneyWoman™ is the world’s original solo female travel resource and one of the most beloved and respected women’s travel brands in the world, helping women travel safely for close to 30 years. Based in Toronto, Canada, JourneyWoman Publisher Carolyn Ray is a board member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and the Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC). Visit for more info.

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