What’s the real risk of travel?

A new interactive ‘Travel Risk Map’ for 2018 highlights risk ratings across the world as global survey uncovers that two-thirds (63%) of people think travel risks have increased in the past year – with security threats and natural disasters cited as main reasons for changed travel plans.

The past year has been a royal pain in the proverbial, with terror attacks taking place in Turkey, Manchester, London and Barcelona and the fear of terror being unnecessarily fanned further by a sensationalist media desperate for views and clicks and cover sales. In general, the perceived risk to health, safety and security when travelling around the world remains high. That’s according to a new study which has found that two-thirds of business travel decision makers (63%) think global travel risks have increased in the past year.

In general, the perceived risk to health, safety and security when travelling around the world remains high. That’s according to a new study which has found that two-thirds of business travel decision makers (63%) think global travel risks have increased in the past year.

The Ipsos Mori Business Resilience Trends Watch 2018 also found that 58% of business travellers changed their travel plans due to security threats. Almost half (43%) had to modify their itineraries because of natural disasters, including extreme weather events.

But do not fear my fellow Travellers & Tourists… In a lucky twist of PR, to accompany the research, International SOS and Control Risks have launched the latest edition of their award-winning Travel Risk Map. The digital, interactive map includes revised risk ratings for countries on key security and medical issues.

The latest risk rating changes include increased risk in Puerto Rico and some areas of the Caribbean due to the effects of the recent hurricanes. However, the risk factors in some European countries have dropped, thanks to the improved standard of medical care.

It’s actually really useful – so check it out below and on the website www.travelriskmap.com for more information.

James Cole

James Cole is the Group Editor for Sailfin Magazines and oversees our titles and content creation. He's literally the person who dots our 'i's and crosses our 't's across our Home and Garden Magazine section, our Family and Parenting Magazine, our Life & Wellbeing Magazine, Our Travel and Tourism Magazine, and our Business and Work sections.