5 Interesting Ways Nigerian Men and Women Travel Differently
By Adeniyi Ogunfowoke
Travelling is not the exclusive preserve of any gender. Both men and women travel even as statistics show that 78% of men and 22% women travel in Nigeria. However, what is undeniable is that men and women travel differently. We share some of these ways.
When women travel, they fill out their handbags and luggage with everything they need. So, it should not be surprising that they usually prepare ahead, decide on what to wear and pack more items. On the other hand, men prefer to go empty-handed or pack only a few items.
If you have travelled with a woman to a destination like the Olumirin waterfall in Osun State or the Olumo rock in Abeokuta, Ogun State, you will require patience to manoeuvre the waterfall or rock. Why? Because women don’t like strenuous and stressful activities. Often times than not, they rely on the man for support. Hence, rather than visit mountains and other like places, they may prefer restaurants, pubs, lounges, cinemas and other places that require little or no energy to navigate. But, if men are present, women can definitely cope.
Women spend more during vacation
The primary needs of men whenever they travel are hotels, foods, and drinks. These things are probably enough for them. Meanwhile, women spend more which may be arguably due to the fact that they want to look good. Therefore, they splurge cash on fashion items, gifts, and souvenirs when they are on a journey.
Women plan and research more
It is in the DNA of women to plan and research into everything they want to engage in including the destination they are going. It is not that men don’t plan nor research but the tendency to check out a destination is more on women’s side. Men are more likely to handle the logistics like restaurants, hotel reservations, and transportation.
Men prefer to pack at the last minute
Men are too busy, that is why they leave packing until the last minute. Women’s main task is to pack while for men, one of the first things they do is to book a hotel which they can do on Jumia Travel, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal.
Adeniyi Ogunfowoke is a PR Associate at Jumia Travel.