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Travellers worry about weather more than terrorism

Travellers worry more about the weather than terrorism when they go abroad.

A study by the global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel has found that a high proportion of people from all different continents are nervous about their safety and security when they head on their holidays but weather ranks higher than terrorism.

A third of people in Europe are worried about their safety, whilst in America that rockets up to 47 percent and even further to 56 percent in Asia.

Surprisingly, when it comes to safety concerns, terrorism only ranked fifth (35 percent), which was behind forgetting something you needed to do at work (40 percent) and losing something important, which was at 38 percent. Travellers were more worried about being robbed or attacked or even weather conditions (37 percent each) than terrorism.

The survey was conducted on 1900 people and two thirds believe it is much safer to travel now then it was before as there are more safety tools available. A total of 68 percent of people always buy travel insurance just to be sure.

And travellers from the Americas and Asia Pacific are more likely to sign up for real-time alerts compared to people from Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Simon Nowroz, Carlson Wagonlit Travel's chief marketing officer, said: "Despite recent terrorist attacks, business travelers say they're more worried about other things - and that's surprising. We found that, yes, the world seems scarier at times - but travelers believe they have more tools at their disposal to keep them informed and safe."

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