International SOS Risks Forecast for 2020 led by the new Travel Risk Management Council. This is accompanied by the ‘Business Resilience Trend Watch’i survey, of over 1,300 business travel decision-makers run in partnership with Ipsos MORI, which reveals critical Grey Zones of Risk and missed opportunities in harnessing technological innovations to protect the workforce.
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1 Bleisure travel is the activity of combining business travel with leisure time.
2Global Mobile Workforce Update 2016-2022
3GBTA BTI Outlook
4 Shared economy services; peer-to-peer (P2P) based activity of acquiring, providing, or sharing access to goods and services that is often facilitated by a community-based on-line platform.
i These survey findings represent responses from 1,346 professionals who are responsible for business travel, across 214 countries. Now in its fourth year, the survey is targeted to those who organise, influence, or are responsible for, their organisation’s travel and risk mitigation policies. The survey seeks to understand whether perceptions of travel risk have changed: What health and travel security risks are of most concern to organisations and travellers? Are there significant differences in travel risk mitigation methods and concerns across regions? How are organisations and travellers modifying their behaviour or policies to respond to these new realities? Research was conducted online in September 2019.
ii The Travel Risk Management Council (TRM Council) is made up of representative experts of all health, security, and safety fields relevant to the risks of travelling and work abroad. These expert-fields include but are not limited to: international risk and security, travel health, travel security, travel safety, employee wellbeing, occupational health, geopolitics, sustainability, digitalisation and cyber security, public policy, and labour law. The 35 participants in this year’s TRM Council are from a mix of think tanks, associations, advisory boards, NGOs, and IGOs. Ipsos MORI conducted an in-depth interview with each participant. Interviews were conducted in September 2019.