Ebola Not Yet Affecting Business Travel, Per GBTA Poll
The vast majority of travel managers said that Ebola has not significantly affected their companies' business travel, according to a poll conducted by the Global Business Travel Association. Nearly 80 percent of respondents said their international business travel had either not been affected much or at all by the health issue, while more than 90 percent of respondents said domestic business travel had either not been affected much or at all. The survey, conducted last week by the GBTA Foundation, the research and education arm of the association, received responses from 421 corporate travel managers, who represent more than $70 billion worth of travel spending. More than one-third of respondents (36 percent) are providing their travelers with tips on staying safe, while 41 percent said they plan to do so in the future. More than half of the respondents who do business in West Africa are restricting travel to that part of the world.