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Travelling safely in the COVID-19 pandemic

Travelling Safely in a Pandemic: A Your Travel Case Study

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Travelling safely has never been as important as it is right now. It is October 2020 and as this is written we are several months into a global pandemic. COVID-19 has hit every corner of the globe and as governments far and wide act to contain the virus, inbound and outbound travel restrictions have been set in varying severity.

In the UK, the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) update advice daily to aid travelling safely. However, the constant changes to restrictions and advice have been causing what we can only refer to as ‘travel nightmares’. ‘Getting stuck’ or being denied entry at a border can and has happened, with practically overnight changes to entry regulations. Consequently, the knock-on effect means that a majority do not feel at ease to book international travel.

We can provide solutions to make your next holiday, your wedding abroad or your next business trip achievable.

Travelling safely may be as simple as a COVID-19 PCR test and Fit to Fly certificate

Infact, some countries only accept entry of UK citizens with a negative test and certification. For those that currently do not, who is to say when they will also make it compulsory? Let’s take a look at a recent case study of ours. Please note the client has wished to remain anonymous, we shall refer to them as client 1.

Client 1 was in touch with their dedicated Your Travel business expert last month, with an urgent enquiry to Dubai. At the time (and this remains true at point of writing), Dubai only accepted entry with a negative COVID-19 test.

Client 1 needed to fly within five days of enquiry and felt anxious that a test and results could be achieved in time by the NHS. Your Travel Group recently partnered with Confirm, the laboratory responsible for testing the likes of Apple and the Premier League. Quick and reliable, the testing is easy and comfortable to do at home, with results backed up by a globally recognised Fit to Fly certificate. Additionally, clients with a valid Your Travel booking have access to a discount of 20% off.

Feeling more at ease, Client 1 continued to book the flight and also the test with our exclusive discount code. The very next day, the test was in the hands of client 1. Client 1 performed the test with the included instructions and easily sent it back off with pre-paid return postage. The UKAS accredited ISO15189 standard Confirm Testing laboratory in central London took care of the rest.

The day before flying, client 1 received a negative test result and fit to fly certificate. On the day of travel, client 1 only needed to present the documentation to all relevant authorities to prove they were travelling safely and gain entry to Dubai.

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Remember, we are here to help you with your next enquiry and ensure you are travelling safely. Get in touch with one of our business travel experts today.

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Creative Resins has been at the forefront of decorative glass technology for over 30 years. When Louise contacted us to help with a trip to Oman, we discovered that the company had been using an airline’s website to book direct, paying in excess of £5,000 per trip in Business Class. Using our negotiated fares on this one flight YourTravel saved over £1000 per trip. Upon further investigation and a year’s great relationship, we delved into the companies travel policies and booking habits. We found that travel was often booked at the last minute and there was no one in authority to keep a watchful eye over what was being booked and where. We then worked with Louise to create passenger profiles for all of Creative Resins travellers including details such as preferred seat numbers, meals and airlines – we also set in place cabin restrictions (who can and can’t travel in an upgraded travel class). We then looked at the company’s calendar for the coming year, estimating when and where they would need to book travel and agreed that Your Travel would be proactive in trying to get confirmed travel dates from 4 weeks prior to the trip dates. This created a stress-free booking system that took budget and organisational pressure from the senior management, knowing they would always be working with a cost-effective travel budget. This lead to a reduced travel spend of just over 16% without cost-cutting and maintaining a high level of service.

‘’Working with Your Travel Corporate has been an enlightening experience, we were wasting money on travel and working with John and the team was very easy indeed. Everything is taken care of on every trip and we get a level of service that just can’t be achieved by the bigger travel agents, being treated as a valued client and not just another customer is fantastic!’’ Louise Bollom, Director

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