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March 31, 2016

GBTA Assesses Risk Management Plans After Brussels Attacks




81 percent of global travel buyers found their company's risk management plan to be effective directly following the terror attacks in Brussels, according to a new poll conducted by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). 72 percent of buyers report that their company has a risk management plan in place, according to the poll. 

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The survey was conducted online from March 23-28. In total, 301 participated in the survey, spanning 10 countries in Europe and the United States.

Additionally, 90 percent of travel guyers said that their company’s travel within Europe would see no change, or would only be slightly or moderately limited, following the attacks. 

“Risk is a part of doing business and in the past year we have seen duty of care rise to the forefront as the number one issue for our members, so it is not surprising to see so many have risk management plans in place,” said Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO. “Still, with 28 percent reporting their company either doesn’t have a risk management plan in place or they are unsure if there is one and 13 percent who found their plans ineffective after the Brussels attacks there is clearly still work to do. While 80 percent would normally be seen as a great success rate, when lives are at stake, we need to do better. GBTA will continue to work with members and provide resources around risk management.”

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