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Not-for-profit travel specialist, Key Travel, has recently partnered with security specialists Maxwell Lucas, to offer its charity, faith and academic client’s access to 'Travel Angel', a unique e-learning module developed to help them manage the risks of travelling abroad.

Not-for-profit travel specialist, Key Travel, has recently partnered with security specialists Maxwell Lucas, to offer its charity, faith and academic client’s access to 'Travel Angel', a unique e-learning module developed to help them manage the risks of travelling abroad.

The web-based traveller safety course is designed to reduce exposure to risk through education and awareness. Covering 6 modules in 45 minutes with an assessment after each, once completed a certificate can be downloaded by successful candidates which can be kept on their personnel files.

A recent survey* conducted by Key Travel showed that worryingly, 55% of respondents didn't receive, or did not know if travellers received, destination and risk management training/briefings before they travelled. This is despite over a quarter of respondents (26%) admitting that they or a colleague had been overseas when a serious incident had occurred.
The introduction of Travel Angel will facilitate organisations in delivering this important risk training.

Travel Angel is the latest addition to Key Travel's 'Wellbeing Suite', a suite of practical and affordable tools designed to assist organisations with travel tracking.These tools provide the means to identify and monitor risks, communicate with travellers in an emergency, and above all, provide peace of mind to both the traveller and the employer; all of which are particularly important when taking into account the types of destinations that not-for-profit organisations often travel to.

Other tools in the Wellbeing Suite include:

KT Risk Manager - comprising two systems, this provides organisations with accurate, up-to-date monitoring and alerts from across the globe and assists with traveller tracking,allowing organisations to monitor where their staff are in relation to active security threats.

KT Alert - uses mobile technology to turn a travellers' mobile device into an alerting system.

KT Welfare Card- a credit card sized personal medical information card which can be cut open in an emergency to reveal details of your medical history.

Risk Management tools are a relatively new addition to Key Travel's service portfolio and although Key Travel is able to assist with all aspects of travel planning, its heritage lies in charity and missionary airfares.

Key Travel is constantly reviewing the risk management tools that are available in the market and adding to its Wellbeing Suite to ensure it offers organisations a full range of products which they can choose to incorporate into their travel safety policy in order to demonstrate accountability and duty of care.

Having pioneered the charity/missionary airfare, Key Travel continues to negotiate with the world's leading airlines to secure access to new and enhanced contracts, offering the very best value and conditions on charity flights, to the global not-for-profit community.

Whether the purpose of an organisations trip is for academic, charity, missionary travel or religious travel, these exclusive sector-specific fares offer a number of benefits such as increased flexibility, the ability to hold flights without commitment, free excess baggage and the ability to change/cancel with no/minimal fee. These enhanced conditions enable organisations to better manage their charity travel plans and avoid the indirect costs commonly associated with unplanned travel, allowing them to channel more funds into the projects they were set up to serve.

Notes to editors /About Key Travel

Key Travel is a travel management company (TMC) dedicated to serving the travel needs of the global not-for-profit sector.

Established in 1980 by two brothers in a small office in Kings Cross, London, Key Travel is now the leading provider of charity travel and has 7 offices in the UK, Brussels and the US. It is proud to count over 2000 Third Sector organisations as clients, and has won awards for both its service and ethics.

As well as offering a full range of travel services (flight, hotels, car hire, visa processing etc.), Key Travel works consultatively with organisations, providing detailed management information to identify travel trends and areas where savings opportunities are being missed, and helping to write and implement a travel policy.

*Survey conducted December 2011 and received over 1000 responses.

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