Reassuringly over half of managers (51%) stated that none of their staff on business trips over the last twelve months had encountered any problems.

However, there are some marked differences between managers’ concerns and the actual problems encountered by staff. In particular, 60% of managers expressed concerns over terrorism or security related issues, but only 6% stated that their staff had actually encountered problems relating to terrorism or security related issues.

When asked what problems their staff had actually encountered on business trips in the last twelve months the top three issues highlighted by managers were: natural disasters or severe weather conditions (18%), health or medical issues (15%) and issues around organising correct entry documents (13%).