Security is top concern for business travellers

A new survey of business travellers has discovered that personal security is the biggest concern for those on the road, reports.

The ‘European Business Traveller Well-Being Study’ posed questions to 675 business travellers who were situated throughout Europe. The ability to stay in regular contact with family was identified as a top priority, followed closely by the desire to maintain regular health and exercise regimes.

However, the biggest worry was regarding security. Seventy-six per cent of those polled said that it was important to know that their employer took safety and security matters seriously, according to The travellers equally hated delays, cancellations and having to travel at weekends.

Conducted by the Global Business Travel Association, the study found that 85 per cent of respondents enjoyed business travel. The opportunity to see new places and experience different cultures were cited as the most exciting elements of heading to foreign countries. It’s possible that conducting business in modern and exciting meeting venues might also have been highly valued.  

Speaking about the research, Michiel Verhaagen from sponsor, Air Plus International said: “This study highlights the importance of creating a travel policy that takes into account not just the cost of travel, but travel’s impact on employees.

“Well-being is a very sensible subject for our industry. We have chosen this topic as we want to help both travel managers and business travellers to find the best solutions that are both cost effective and ensure a traveller’s well-being. Some key findings are expected, some are quite surprising. Having done this research in 10 countries is a great experience.”