12 December 2022, etc.venues Monument, London
Business Travel Show Europe, presented by The BTN
21 November, London Hilton Metropole
A quarter of companies globally do not have a traveller risk management strategy in place with half of those not planning to introduce one in the foreseeable future, according to a study.
The Business Travel Show’s study found that that despite a lack of firms implementing a risk management strategy, 91 per cent say they see duty of care as part of their role and 89 per cent work with TMCs to ensure their travel programmes are responsible.
The survey of 179 European travel buyers also asked buyers about their programmes’ sustainability credentials.
Around 40 per cent do not have sustainable travel programmes, though half of these claimed that is because they achieve sustainability targets through other areas within the business. 43 per cent of programmes are sustainable and 17 per cent are planning to make them sustainable.
“There’s no denying it’s a good thing that 75 per cent of travel managers are operating responsible programmes but, in this day and age, when there are so many very real threats to traveller safety all over the world, it’s equally shocking that one quarter of organisations do not,” said David Chapple, event director, Business Travel Show.
“Traveller security and risk management should be at the top of the agenda for buyers this year with good reason, and that’s why we address these issues throughout the 2015 conference programme.”
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