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Nine in ten business travellers concerned about heading abroad

Nearly nine tenths of business travellers are concerned about heading abroad following the coronavirus pandemic.

The SAP Concur Business Traveller Survey 2020 has revealed that 88 per cent of travellers are concerned about getting back out on the road again, with 57 per cent worried about getting sick themselves whilst nearly half (46 per cent) fear infecting their family.

And Indian business travellers are most stressed during their trip, with 30 per cent of those surveyed admitting that's where they experience the stress compared to last year.

Mankiran Chowhan, Managing Director - Indian Subcontinent at SAP Concur, said: "Emerging expectations around health and safety due to the current pandemic requires the travel industry to adapt, innovate, and transform to usher in a 'new normal'. Companies need to define and maintain a balance between essential travel, government regulation guidelines, as well as the travel appetite of their employees. Companies should also pay attention to what the employees need and invest in measures that include effective training and new-age intelligent tools. We believe that such support can complement employees' feeling of excitement to resume travel, build up their confidence, and help them deliver on work commitments as they did prior to COVID-19."

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