Advantage and WIN forge new partnerships
By Bev Fearis, published 16/09/20
The Advantage Travel Partnership and its international TMC partners in the WIN Global Travel Network have launched an expanded duty of care product portfolio to help clients cope with the challenges of travelling in a Covid world.
In order to enhance their duty of care offering they have signed new partnerships with Securewest International, Crisis 24, and Global Secure Accreditation (GSA), an independently verified hotel security accreditation scheme.
In addition, their existing partner for diverse travel and training, Maiden Voyage, has launched a new Covid-19 business travel safety eLearning module. See separate story.
Leigh Cowlishaw, Global Supplier Partnership Director for The Advantage Travel Partnership, said: “We wanted to ensure our TMC members were fully prepared for the additional measures their clients will require in duty of care provision for business travel now and post-Covid.
“Be it including a robust duty of care policy to support in RFPs, or supporting existing travel policy reviews, our new duty of care partnerships ensure members have the very best tools to offer their clients to protect their employees and to help build up traveller confidence."
Securewest’s technology platform and mobile application, SPHERE, enables seamless integration with TMCs so travellers can easily access itineraries, flight updates and pre-determined risk alerts, with suggested mitigation measures.
Crisis24, part of security company Gardaworld, provides integrated travel risk management services specialising in consultancy, travel risk management technology and assistance, executive protection and crisis response.