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The majority of European buyers have said their company’s travel within Europe has remain “largely unaffected” by the recent attacks in Paris and threats in Brussels.
A poll conducted by the GBTA in the days following the attacks showed 47 per cent reported ‘no change’ and another 26 per cent reported their company’s travel within Europe was only ‘slightly reduced’.
Just 1 per cent of the 236 buyers surveyed said travel had been temporarily suspended.
The vast majority of buyers believe it’s important that travel within Europe continues as usual despite the recent terrorist activity.
GBTA executive director and COO Michael McCormick said the study shows how resilient business travel has been since these attacks.
“The response has been strikingly similar on both sides of the Atlantic,” said McCormick. “The vast majority of travel buyers believe that it is important for business travel to continue as usual despite the recent terrorist activity.
“This resiliency, however, only heightens the need for businesses, governments and the travel industry to work together to ensure a global travel system that is both safe and secure,” he added.
This survey of European travel buyers was conducted online between November 25 and 30, 2015 with the support of GBTA’s European partner network. In total, 236 travel buyers from 12 different countries in Europe participated in the survey.