Excerpt from Buying Business Travel
Just a day after prime minister Theresa May announced she was postponing the parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal, a survey by the Business Travel Show reveals that corporate buyers are worried that leaving the European Union will continue to be a challenge as far ahead as 2022.
For the first time in four years, cost-cutting was bumped off the top of the list of travel buyers' concerns for the next 12 months. It was replaced by Brexit, which was in fourth place in the previous two years.
Airbus UK travel manager Geoff Allwright went so far as to say that Brexit is the one thing that 'keeps him awake at night'.
Despite their fears, 65 per cent of those polled don't have a post-Brexit plan in place.
Duty of care and traveller risk have dropped off the list completely for 2019 after taking the number two slot in the previous two surveys, while cutting costs, budget, airline pricing and availability round out this year's top five.
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