More than 8 in 10 women (83%) say they’ve experienced one or more safety-related concerns or incidents while traveling for business in the past year, according to new research from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), in partnership with travel insurance company, AIG Travel.

Other key findings:

  • 90% say safety concerns affect activities during personal time while on business travel.
  • 86% report an impact on booking behavior, such as booking only daytime flights or a central lodging location.
  • 84% cite an impact on where they travel for business.
  • 81% indicate their travel frequency for business has been impacted by safety concerns.
  • 80% say safety concerns have impacted their productivity on business trips.

Rhonda Sloan, head of marketing and industry relations for AIG Travel, said the findings show that many female business travelers are aware of and concerned about the challenges they may face while traveling for work, while employers “still have plenty of room to provide more guidance and resources to help women minimize those risks and experience safer travel.”

Source: Business Travel Executive

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