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Travel tracking technology used by three in four business travellers

Study by Global Business Travel Association reveals trend towards security and medical services

Pictured: Robert Gallagher, COO of AIG Travel

Almost three-quarters of travel companies use travel tracking technology for their business travellers, a new study from Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) reveals.

In a survey of 167 travel managers, carried out in partnership with AIG Travel, 73 per cent of respondents said they used travel tracking technology while a further 26 per cent said they even had GPS tracking of their business travellers.

A majority of 85 per cent use travel advisories while 62 per cent have a travel assistance app; 53 per cent have both.

Robert Gallagher, COO of AIG Travel said: "It’s no surprise that travel professionals find medical and security services most important, when you consider the world we live in today. However, when it comes to duty of care, these services are not enough. Employees need thorough preparation through education, training and the routine sharing of relevant and real-time information, especially for those who travel to high-risk areas."

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