MedAire, an International SOS
company, has published its Travel Risk Map for 2017.
Created by the world's leading
medical and travel security specialists, the map provides a comprehensive
overview of risks by destination and helps organisations and their flight
departments in mitigating travel risks.
The map is a valuable resource to
flight departments as security issues remain top of mind for the global business
traveller. In a survey about business travel and risks, 80% of the respondents
reported they modified travel itineraries due to health or security concerns
over the past year. More than half of organisations believe health and travel
security risks faced by business travellers will increase over the next 12
Global Security Director at MedAire commented: "Events of 2016 have had an
impact on the advice we provide for locations that have been traditionally
considered low risk. While risks change around the world, organisations must
ensure their actions to mitigate those risks are appropriate and proportionate
to reality and not just a reaction due to perception. It is essential for pilots
and flight departments to have a reliable source of objective information to
help them keep business travel running smoothly while keeping travellers and
Many Organisations have a
heightened awareness of health and travel security risks, reporting an increase
in investment in risk mitigation for 2017 according to the Ipsos MORI study.
MedAire sees the increased focus on risk mitigation first hand, as clients are
increasingly requesting security consults, air travel security briefs, airspace
assessments, and go/no assessments.
International Travel Risks and
Reality: The New Normal for Business is an Ipsos MORI research study of more
than 1000 business travel decision-makers in 75 countries. Their organisations
represent more than 500,000 travellers a year.
The map was developed by
International SOS and Control Risks and is available for download at: