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More than two-thirds of business travellers believe travelling to areas perceived as ‘unsafe’ has a psychological effect on them or their families, according to a recent study.
The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) teamed up with BBT’s sister publication Business Traveller, to carry out a study on the impact of terror attacks on business travellers and managers.
Key findings included:
The study, in association with American Express GBT, polled 605 business travellers and 270 corporate travel professionals over a two-month period, prior to the attacks in Belgium.
“This study is the first to see the business traveller as less of a road warrior and more of an executive whose office just happens to be the world,” said ACTE executive director Greeley Koch. “These are people who balance their families and the challenges of life against meeting their corporate objectives.”
Business Traveller editor-in-chief Tom Otley said the study illustrated the necessity for a broader discussion on the anxieties caused by business travel overall. “While the business traveller’s resilience remains high in the face of terrorism fears, this does not indicate an absence of other cumulative effects,” he said. “For example, how does a traveller to a recently troubled area explain away the fears of her or his children?”
Download the full report, published in association with American Express GBT, here