Recent research by Carlson Wagonlit Travel (tourism support company) found that 37% of European travelers care about travel security and travel assistance. The number is lower than that observed in the Americas, 47%, and in Asia it has 56% of travelers worried about safety concern, the highest recorded value.
Terrorism figures only in 5th place in security concerns
The Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) study found that terrorism ranked only fifth (35%) among security concerns, despite the high visibility of terrorist attacks across the globe. Other items for tourists, such as “forget something important to work” is ranked highest (40%); as well as “losing something important” (38%); “Suffer robbery or assault” (37%); and even “climatic conditions” (37%).
Accomplished with more than 1,900 travelers, the survey found that 67% of business travelers believe they are safer today than in the past because they have more tools to decrease security concerns. Seven out of ten travelers use at least one of their company’s security protocols, such as a traveler tracker or emergency contact profiles, and 68% purchase a travel insurance.