Business travellers view security as number one priority, says AMEX

Business travellers have voted 'safety and security' as their number one priority when booking trips, according to the 2015 EVP Barometer by American Express Global Business Travel.

 'Safety and security' number one priority, says AMEX (©iStockphotos.com)
'Safety and security' number one priority, says AMEX (©iStockphotos.com)

While safety was the number two priority for companies in 2013, it has risen by 24% in two years to become the key concern. Some 96% of companies surveyed have implemented safety procedures, including follow-up and tracking.  

The results also showed that business travel spending increased by 1.42% in 2015, more than twice the rise anticipated in the 2014 barometer (0.7%).

Around half of the companies surveyed aim to grow their businesses by expanding abroad over the next year, compared to 38% in 2014. Furthermore, the study shows that one third of respondents plan to increase their business travel budgets within the next three years, compared to 18% in 2014.

However, 76% of respondents still view business travel as a necessary cost, compared with 24% who see it as an investment. 

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