Current outbreak of Ebola has had almost no impact on business travellers. This information was published by the Global Business Travel Association. The survey organized by this organization showed that as many as 80% of the managers are not impacted at all or almost not impacted by Ebola when it comes to international business travel. For domestic travel the figure is even bigger 90% of managers said they were not impacted by the virus threat.
Even though Ebola is one of most widely discussed themes these days and is widely exposed on the TV, business travellers care very little about it. However, that doesn’t mean that companies do not think about safety of their employees. Vast majority of travel managers said they were keeping an eye on the current situation and they would surely advise their employees how to stay safe during their business trips. The study showed that one third of travel managers (36 per cent) provide their employees with tips on staying safe and 41% of respondents plan to do that in future.
The majority of companies that organize domestic and international business trips for their employees say they have no change in schedule. This, however, doesn’t concern companies that have business in West Africa. More than a half of companies (52%) are restricting business travel to that part of the world.