Nearly One-Half of European Travel Professionals Expect Trump Travel Ban to Create Immediate

Published on : Saturday, February 4, 2017

gbtaIn a follow-up to a poll of U.S. members earlier this week, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the business travel industry, polled its European members on President Trump’s executive order banning travel to the United States of citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.


Nearly half (49 percent) of European travel professionals expect the ban to cause a reduction in their company’s business travel in the immediate ensuing three months – compared to 31 percent in the United States. There was a similar difference seen in short-term impact over the next three to six months as well, with 46 percent of European respondents expecting the ban to negatively impact their company’s business travel compared to 29 percent in the U.S. survey.


The longer-term impact looking at 6 to 12+ months out is slightly higher in Europe, with 33 percent expecting a reduction in business travel versus 28 percent in the United States. As business travel acts as an economic driver, this level of disruption will certainly hurt the economy.


Additionally, 38 percent of respondents said there are directives within their organization to cancel or delay travel of employees who are nationals of countries included in the ban.


More than half (53 percent) of our respondents also reported that their organization currently has employees traveling abroad who either might be or are affected by the travel ban.


When asked an open-ended question about how their company has been affected, we received a variety of responses from it’s too soon to tell to no impact to serious concerns.


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