30 November 2022, Virtual
12 December 2022, etc.venues Monument, London
Business Travel Show Europe, presented by The BTN
More than half of business travellers do not have access to a formal travel policy, according to a survey.
The Business Traveller Risk Survey, conducted by itinerary management company Mantic Point, found that 52% of travellers did not have access to their company’s travel policy or were not aware of whether a policy existed at all.
The majority of respondents (60%) also said that they did not receive updates about potential travel risks from their employer or TMC while on business trips
This was despite 73% of travellers saying they wanted to be informed immediately of any risks that could affect their business trip, and 79% of respondents who said it would be useful if their employer or travel agency could locate them automatically if there was an emergency.
Mantic Point also found that travellers underestimated the number of travel risk alerts around the globe. There were 118 active city and country risk alerts at the time of the survey earlier this month but 55% of survey respondents thought there would only be a total of 20 alerts worldwide.
Mike Atherton, Mantic Point’s CEO, said: “The findings highlight a desire by travellers to receive much more information and insight regarding the regions they are travelling to, both before and during the journey, from a safety perspective.
“If a risk profile changes, they want to be kept informed by their employer, travel agency or TMC, which would not only provide reassurance, but ongoing peace-of-mind that their journey is being closely monitored and plans can be revised, as necessary.”