Business travellers’ safety concerns on the rise

More than half of business travel managers report heightened personal security concerns among travellers in the last three months, according to new research.

The report from American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) and the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) also found a quarter of travel manager respondents have seen an increase in requests for security training over the past six months.

Meanwhile, 54% say travellers have expressed growing concerns about travelling to the United States as changes to visa requirements and immigration policies loom.

As a result, 87% of buyers say they plan to improve safety training, with one third having introduced these changes already, 14% planning to roll out new programmes over the next one to two years, and 40% discussing changes internally.

“The pace of change – and the amount of anxiety – in the corporate travel industry has accelerated tremendously over the past three to six months, and it will be critical for companies to stay ahead of the curve if their employees are to remain productive and happy on the road,” says Greeley Koch, Executive Director of ACTE.