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Young travellers research local police, race and LGBTQ+ attitudes of a country before going there

Trippin, 50% of people would avoid travelling to countries where the police force has a bad reputation.The study also found that 65% of people who identify as marginalised would research the local community’s attitude towards them before visiting.Almost 40% of LGBTQ+ people research their threat of safety before travelling, and 67% of people would research the county’s police reputation before reporting a serious crime whilst travelling.‘As a Black female traveller, the act of exploring the world comes with its own idiosyncrasies and challenges,’ says Rachel Allison, 31, from Hertfordshire. ‘From anti-Black racism, to safety concerns in foreign countries, the decision to collect stamps on your passport is a battle of different situations.’Rachel says racism, overt or covert, can happen anywhere.
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