The Real Factor
Domestic business travel is on the rise, with U.S. business travelers expected to take 471.2 million trips in 2018, according to Statista.
This rise in business travel comes at a time when geopolitical issues continue to make headlines.
A study by American Express Global Business Travel and the Association for Corporate Travel Executives found that more than anything else, today's business travelers want a better sense of security when traveling on behalf of their organizations.
Concern over security is growing at a significantly faster rate than concerns about other topics including work-life balance issues, traveler-centric technologies and alternative suppliers.
Though travel is on the rise and safety concerns are growing, many travelers are unprepared to handle travel safety issues.
According to Business Travel News, 46% of business travelers work for firms with no clear travel security policies.