Travelers' Major Concerns
67% of Americans said they are moderately to highly concerned over terrorism when traveling internationally, with 58% ranking terrorism as their first or second most serious worry. Terrorism ranked statistically higher for ages 45–64.
Quality of Law Enforcement
65% of participants
Assaults or Muggings
61% of participants
Kidnappings and Abductions on Foreign Soil
40% of participants
Influence of Concerns over Travel Decisions
Nearly 60% say safety and security issues would influence their choice of international destination
56% said health concerns would influence their destination planning
81% of Americans said that access to 24 hour emergency travel assistance while traveling abroad was important or very important
The survey, conducted in May, 2009 by Synovate eNation on behalf of UStiA, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3%.