For the second straight year, survey respondents expressed that their greatest security concern for travelers is terrorism and civil unrest followed by natural disasters, petty theft and crime, kidnap and ransom, and finally maritime security, which rose to 2 percent from zero last year.
Because business travel comes with inherent risks, companies must prepare in advance. While the risk can't be eliminated, it can be managed, said John Rendeiro, vice president for global security and intelligence at International SOS.
“By putting a travel risk management plan in place, specifically one that prepares, tracks, informs and responds to employees, you are protecting your company’s most important asset – its people," he said in a statement.
(For more on managing the risk of business travelers, see my cover story "Roadmap to a Safe Stay" from the July 2010 issue of Security Management.)
♦ Charts courtesy of International SOS
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