HTS's new partnerships delivering Covid-safe travel for key workers
Hotel and Travel Solutions (HTS), was one of the TMCs with clients in key worker industries who had to travel through the first lockdown.
After word spread of its due diligence - actively engaging with suppliers to ascertain and share their Covid-19 measures for key workers - the agency has won several new contracts.
Julie Shorrock, Managing Director of HTS, said: "We quickly adapted our services to support critical workers' essential travel. Traveller safety and wellbeing are priorities for HTS. Yet we intensified supplier and client communication, and traveller tracking, to ensure extra vigilance in line with the UK Government's regularly updated guidelines. New companies from different sectors got in touch to ask if we could help them with travel management services adhering to Covid-secure measures."
Sally Stockley, from DYWIDAG Ltd, who recently started working with HTS, said this about the new relationship: "With continued changes in 2020, it was apparent that we need additional support to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees requiring accommodation, within a framework of Government guidelines. With the challenges we are facing, we don't have the time or expertise to manage this ourselves. HTS demonstrated knowledge, experience, and practical solutions. We're in the early stages of our partnership. Still, I have complete trust, that where we require travel and accommodation, our people stay in Covid-secure and approved venues and have the guidance needed to travel as safely as possible.”
Julie Shorrock continued: "TMCs have faced dire circumstances in the last year. Much uncertainty remains, and the economic impact of Covid means businesses are scrutinising costs and evaluating travel requirements. We're incredibly fortunate to be in a position to support them, identifying their unique pre-defined essential business needs to ensure well-communicated policies to reduce health risks and effectively manage budgets, within changeable guidelines. I believe this type of work is helping to prove the worth of TMCs."