UK enterprise travellers reveal that while Covid added limitations to enterprise journey, there are combined emotions now journey is again. A fifth (20%) are comfortable to be travelling for work once more however 18% at the moment are extra involved about their well being and well-being whereas travelling, rising to 1 / 4 (24%) of over 55s.
In accordance with a brand new Opinium survey, commissioned by World Journey Safety, a number one international journey danger administration organisation, the five hundred enterprise travellers surveyed reveal that just about one in 5 (17%) really feel much less protected when travelling for work than earlier than the pandemic. Hangovers from the pandemic are additionally inflicting considerations, akin to the continuing disruptions and workers shortages (14%).
One in ten (12%) now refuse to journey to locations they deem unsafe and one in ten (11%) would refuse a piece placement overseas as they really feel there are too many dangers. 9% additionally say they don’t need to be primarily based overseas for work now due to the chance of future disruptions, like a pandemic.
When requested how they really feel when travelling for work, tiredness and exhaustion got here out prime (26%), adopted by feeling anxious (22%) confused (19%) and lonely (16%). Over one in seven (16%) additionally say they get homesick and miss dwelling, whereas solely 13% stated they felt freedom from being away from household duties.
Kate Fitzpatrick, Regional Safety Director, EMEA, at World Journey Safety, stated: “For some the return to enterprise journey has been arduous, and this has not been helped by the fixed menace of disruption to the best-laid plans. It’s important, subsequently, that enterprise travellers really feel their employer is supporting them and searching for the perfect pursuits whereas they’re away.”
Kate concludes: “To mitigate danger and alleviate considerations, organisations ought to be sure that travelling staff are supplied with probably the most up-to-date data on locations and journey routes, and think about using a journey help firm with a reside journey app which supplies help updates in actual time.”