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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