Forty-three percent of corporate decision makers expect an increase in travel risks in 2019, according to a survey conducted in conjunction with BCD Travel SolutionSource® partner International SOS, a global risk management firm.
The good news is that the expectation of risk has dropped since 2018, when 52% of company decision makers predicted travel risks would increase, and 2017, when 57% foresaw greater threats to travelers.
But there’s bad news, too. The survey, which will be discussed in detail during a free 2019 Risk Outlook webinar on Jan. 23, shows that companies aren’t prepared for the kinds of travel risks emerging today.
- Only a third of organizations cover cyber security in their travel policy.
- Just over a quarter consider specific risks for female travelers.
- Only 14% address risks associated with shared economy services for transportation and accommodation.
“Our research reveals that the evolving travel habits of the modern workforce are being overlooked by many organizations. Ensuring policies stay relevant to the needs of a modern workforce helps to keep your people safer and better informed,” said Sally Napper, a security specialist at International SOS, which conducted the survey with U.K. market research firm Ipsos MORI.
Register now to attend the 2019 Risk Outlook webinar on Jan. 15, and check out International SOS’ recently updated global travel risks map. Learn how BCD Travel is making it easier for travelers to signal they’re safe during a crisis.