Business travellers lack confidence in employer’s ability to help in an emergency

Six in 10 business travellers have little confidence that their firm would be able to help them in an emergency, research has shown.

Business consultancy Control Risks found that employees felt unprotected from natural disasters, terror attacks and political unrest.

More than half of the 1,039 US and UK business travellers questioned for the survey thought the world would become a more dangerous place for them over the next five years. Yet almost two-thirds of UK firms that send staff abroad have no clear travel security policy.

Hannah Kitt, director of travel security services at Control Risks, said: “Despite a perception by travellers that the world is becoming more dangerous, some companies have not attempted to redress the balance by putting a credible support structure in place.”

Creating and maintaining a robust travel security programme is critical to helping staff and guarding against legal action, Kitt insisted.

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