The study identified additional concerns and experiences of these travelers, as well as their level of preparedness, should one of these events occur. According to the study, about half (51%) of the respondents experienced a medical need while traveling and nearly a quarter (24%) have been unsure if they could obtain a prescription refill. One in two experienced a national disaster, while 28% encountered personal safety or security issues.
“With recent events such as the earthquake in Japan, political unrest in the Middle East and the ash cloud in Iceland, it’s an unpredictable and potentially risky world out there for business travelers,” said Glenn Maykish, vice president of sales and marketing for EA USA. “Understanding employee experiences and fears can help organizations better serve and protect their valuable employees while away from home.”
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