national SOS and Control Risks have published the 2018 edition of the Risk Map Travel Travel Risk Map 2018, which is a map where travel managers and travelers Affairs can see at a glance the possible difficulties in the destinations of future missions business (click here for the 2016 and 2017 edition ). Alongside the Travel Risk Map 2018, the second edition of the Global Business Resilience Trends Watch 2018 study was also published, which highlights how organizations are very vigilant with regards to health and safety risks.
GLOBAL BUSINESS RESILIENCE TRENDS WATCH AND TRAVEL RISK MAP 2018 TOOLS FOR BUSINESS TRAVELERS OF INTERNATIONAL SOS AND CONTROL RISKS
The Travel Risk Map 2018 map and the Global Business Resilience Trends Watch 2018 study commissioned by International SOS and Control Risks, reveals that the main reasons for canceling a business trip are security threats (58%), natural disasters (43 %), followed by an assessment of country risk levels (42%) and civil unrest (34%). Approximately 63% of company managers estimate that travel risks increased in 2017, even though the previous year was 72%.
The Travel Risk Map 2018 shows that national risk levels have been revised upward in parts of the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico, following hurricanes and downward in some Eastern European countries thanks to improved levels of medical assistance. The importance of prevention of medical and travel risks is in fact seen as a key issue, even if the study reveals a lack of strategic positioning of this theme in companies. Only 9% of companies do it. And 10% of them have defined a welfare program, so these two measures are in last place among the risk reduction measures introduced in 2017.
“Surprisingly, 91% of organizations have not highlighted their travel risk management program in their sustainability reports. And 90% of them seem to ignore the importance of a professional health and wellness program for their mobile employees, “said Philippe Biberson , Medical Director of International SOS.