It will come as no surprise that international travel poses a rapidly expanding number of risks for travelers. For women, the risks are magnified, especially in certain regions of the world. High-profile attacks on women in a number of countries reflect a general state of danger for female travelers.
33 percent of terrorism attacks in 2013 affected the retail sector, and 18 percent of attacks took place on the transportation sector. Retail environments, such as public markets, remain vulnerable to attack, as seen in the Kenyan mall shooting.