Dangerous Destinations Identified for Business Travelers

Dangerous Destinations Identified for Business Travelers

Dangerous Destinations Identified for Business Travelers

During a recent invitational webinar survey on business travel safety many travel managers, medical professionals, corporate security executives and human resources professionals gave their opinions on the safety risk to people traveling on business during 2011.

More than 40 percent of these experts said that Latin America posed the most serious safety risk while 31 percent felt that the Middle East represented the greatest business travel risk. 20 percent of the experts polled thought that the Asian area posed the largest risk.

The travel, corporate and security professionals who responded to the poll were very concerned about the effects that civil unrest and terrorist activities could have on their traveling employees. 44 percent of them felt that this represented the greatest threat to business travelers. 21 percent of the survey respondents thought that natural disasters were the prime concern.

Kidnapping for ransom had 16 percent of respondents vote for the most serious threat while crime and theft had 17 percent. Maritime security such as piracy was thought to be a problem by only two percent of those polled.

The business travel safety survey was held by International SOS using an invitational webinar last week. The company works in the fields of security and medical assistance, concierge services and international healthcare.

Incidents in travel security happened most frequently in the Asia Pacific and Americas region in 2010 followed by India and then Mexico.

Many companies have Mexico high on their list of security concerns for 2011 due to the drug criminal situation there.


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