Among the biggest complaints about safety are hotel clerks who address a female guest by name and announce her room number at check-in. ?That drives women crazy,? Ms. Ameche said. ?There are issues that need addressing about where you put us on a floor, like next to the elevator. We?re telling them, just be cognizant of us.?

Much of the recent growth in business travel among women comes from small businesses. Women own nearly 10.4 million businesses, employing nearly 13 million people. And many of these women are frequent travelers who approach life on the road differently from men.

?Women and men have different management styles,? according to a report by the Center for Women?s Business Research. ?Women emphasize relationship building and are more likely to consult with experts, employees and fellow business owners.?

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