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Safety is a concern for all business travelers, but the risk is higher for women and those in the LGBTQ community

Ninety-five percent of LGBTQ travelers say they have hidden their sexual orientation while on a business trip.

According to new research commissioned by SAP Concur, the world’s leading brand for travel, expense and invoice management solutions:

  • More than 77 percent [of women business travelers] say they have experienced some sort of harassment or mistreatment while traveling. Forty-two percent say they have been asked if they’re traveling with their husband. 
  • Ninety-five percent of LGBTQ travelers say they have hidden their sexual orientation while on a business trip. The most cited reason? To protect their safety. Eighty-five percent have changed their travel arrangements as a result, compared to just 53 percent of their non-LGBTQ colleagues.

TripIt’s latest traveler tools include features designed specifically to address travel concerns for women and those in the LGBQT community. These include

  • Neighborhood Safety shows safety scores (from 1 to 100) for the neighborhoods you’re visiting, covering topics that range from physical harm to political freedoms and include Women’s Safety and LGBTQ.
  • Plus, TripIt now shows separate day and night safety ratings to reflect how safety changes with the time of day.
  • International Travel Tools provides country-specific travel information for 180 countries. This includes logistics such as embassy information, currency conversions, socket and plug requirements, required vaccinations, tipping advice and more.
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Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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