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Business travellers more worried about the weather than terrorism

Saturday, 02 Nov, 2017 0

Research by Carlson Wagonlit Travel has found that US and Asian business travellers are more concerned about safety and security than their European counterparts.

A survey of more than 1,900 individuals found that 37% of European business travellers are concerned about safety and security, but the figure jumped to 47% for US travellers and 56% for travellers from Asia Pacific.

Terrorism only ranks fifth (35%) among safety concerns, despite the high visibility of terrorist attacks.

‘Forgetting something needed for work’ ranked higher (40%), as did ‘losing something important’ (38%), ‘being robbed or attacked’ (37%) – and even ‘weather conditions’ (37%).

"Despite recent terrorist attacks, business travellers say they’re more worried about other things – and that’s surprising," said Simon Nowroz, Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s chief marketing officer.

"We found that, yes, the world seems scarier at times – but travellers believe they have more tools at their disposal to keep them informed and safe."

The CWT Connected Traveller survey found 67% of business travellers believe travel is safer today than in the past, as they have more tools to mitigate safety concerns.

Seven out of 10 travellers use at least one of their employer’s security protocols, such as traveller tracking or emergency contact profiles, and more 68% buy travel insurance.

However, the survey found that one in five travellers have cancelled a trip due to concerns about their safety and security and 30% say they are worried about their health and wellbeing when it comes to traveling.

 

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Editor in chief Bev Fearis has been a travel journalist for 25 years. She started her career at Travel Weekly, where she became deputy news editor, before joining Business Traveller as deputy editor and launching the magazine’s website. She has also written travel features, news and expert comment for the Guardian, Observer, Times, Telegraph, Boundless and other consumer titles and was named one of the top 50 UK travel journalists by the Press Gazette.



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