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Global Tension, Terrorism Are Negatively Impacting Global Travel, As People Are Concerned For Their Safety

Travelers Today       By    Yosarrian Nino

Updated: May 04, 2017 05:30 AM EDT

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Business and leisure travelers are becoming increasingly concerned about their safety when they go abroad.
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More people are now concerned with their safety when it comes to traveling abroad due to Global tensions and the possibility of a terrorist attack. One way to increase the safety of travelers is to try and avoid cities that are considered as high risk.

According to a report from Travel + Leisure, a new research from the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) is saying that business and leisure travelers from the U.S. are becoming more concerned about terrorism, global crisis, and healthcare threats. These travelers are often avoiding certain destinations or looking for additional security.

The research said that more than half of corporate buyers have seen an increase in business travelers mentioning security as their main concern. There's also a 25 percent increase in travelers that are seeking security training in the past six months.

Greely Koch, the executive director for ACTE, said that the safety concerns are not just in cities that are deemed unsafe or high risk, but even in cities such as London and Paris, two cities that were considered safe to travel to. He said that this is due to "recent terrorist events" that have attacked this city.

The threat of terrorism is causing more people to travel domestically than internationally. But despite the threat, Koch said "business travelers are resilient," which is why they would likely continue to travel internationally, regardless if the city is deemed safe or not.

Of course, not all business travelers would be willing to risk their lives for their careers. PeterGreenberg.com reports that only 36 percent of business travelers worry that their careers might be affected if they try to avoid traveling to high-risk destinations.

The countries that are on top of the deemed unsafe and high-risk are Turkey, Mexico, Nigeria, Brazil, Indonesia, and Malaysia. For more on how to safely travel abroad, especially if it's for business, check out the video below.

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