March 1, 2024

News in brief: Take Two, Trees4Travel and more

TakeTwo Travel Solutions has partnered with PSNGR1 to provide customers in the US, UK and Europe with a consumer-grade interactive digital booking platform which allows users to book all travel via one profile and interface. The technology also allows users to easily invite fellow travellers – colleagues, friends, or family alike – to collaboratively plan, book and manage all aspects of their trip. 

Trees4Travel is inviting the travel industry to gift a real tree in a digital Christmas card instead of sending Christmas cards this year. All trees gifted will be planted in a developing country, helping to restore the world’s forests and biodiversity. Individual or thousands of cards can be sent simultaneously, with company logos.

American Express GBT has launched Green Compass, a new service developed by GBT’s consulting arm, Global Business Consulting, which helps put corporates on the pathway to reduced business travel emissions while still enabling travel. It features an intuitive dashboard that provides travel managers with granular insight into the factors that drive emissions from business travel and helps identify the best actions for decarbonising their travel programme.

Cignpost ExpressTest has introduced a new Click & Collect version of its Lateral Flow Arrivals test, aimed at fully-vaccinated international travellers coming to the UK. The tests can be pre-ordered and collected at Heathrow’s T2, T3 and T5 terminals, and at Gatwick, Birmingham and Edinburgh airports and cost £19.99. Results are confirmed in 25 minutes and authenticated when the customer uploads a photograph of their test and passport number to the ExpressTest app.

De Vere, the collection of historic mansion house estates and distinctive contemporary hotels​, has donated £560,000 to NHS Charities Together to help NHS staff, volunteers, and patients at the centre of the Covid-19 pandemic. The donation will support key areas, including welfare and wellbeing, assistance for patients leaving hospital, and long-term mental health support for NHS workers.

Peregrine Risk Management has been awarded the CIR Risk Management Product of the Year Award 2021 for its innovative pre-travel risk assessment platform Foresight, which only entered the market last year.