Business travel accounts for $1.3 trillion of global spending annually meaning more organisations are sending employees abroad. Organisations have a duty to ensure precautions are put in place to keep their business travellers safe, and in particular more vulnerable travellers, such as female travellers. With 70% of corporate travel buyers agreeing that female business travellers today face higher travel safety risks, it is clear that extra support needs to be provided to female employees to prepare them for their trip.
Solo female travellers face risks wherever they travel and more so in some locations than others. Despite not featuring highly in rankings of the most dangerous places, Latin America is still full of risks. Global Operations Officer, Mikel Irizar offers some insights.