The British Red Cross has entered into a new partnership with travel management company Diversity Travel, which specializes in providing services to the charity sector and NGOs.
Under the new agreement, Diversity Travel will provide travel planning and organizational assistance to the 25,500 British Red Cross staff and 4,000 volunteers who provide humanitarian support around the world.
The British Red Cross has worked in countries and areas affected by war, natural disasters and food crises so far this year, including Ukraine, Pakistan, East Africa and Afghanistan.
Diversity Travel will offer a range of exclusive services to Red Cross staff and volunteers, including special offers on flights, accommodation and transfers, as well as access to lounge services, assistance with visas and vehicle rental.
Dorothy Brown, Chief Operating Officer for the British Red Cross, said: “The British Red Cross and the wider Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are supporting people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.
“Emergencies like these can happen anywhere, at any time. That’s why we need fast, efficient and reliable ways to get our staff and volunteers where they’re needed. We look forward to working with Diversity Travel to achieve this.
The association partners with big names in the charity sector, such as Oxfam, Save the Children and Plan International, who already work with Diversity Travel.
Sam Whittle, Commercial Director of Diversity Travel, said of its new partnership with the British Red Cross: “We are proud to support this incredible mission by finding more efficient, more sustainable and more profitable travel solutions for its workers. .
“As the leading provider of travel services to the charity, NGO and not-for-profit sectors, we will use our experience to make a real difference to the British Red Cross by supporting its relief work wherever it is.”