TMC Gray Dawes Group has agreed a new partnership with Maiden Voyage, a specialist network catering for female business travellers.
As part of this affiliation, Gray Dawes’ employees will take part in training and certification in areas that are most important to the safety and security of female travellers.
These areas include cultural and legal differences, trip pre-planning, medical and pregnancy issues, hotel safety plus making enhancements to both travel and duty of care policies.
Gray Dawes’ clients will also gain access to Maiden Voyage’s approved hotel programme, which highlights female-friendly accommodation.
Suzanne Horner, Gray Dawes’ CEO, said: “We are delighted to establish this important relationship with Maiden Voyage and look forward to tapping in to the extensive experience of Carolyn Pearson and her team when it comes to best ensuring the safety of female travellers.
“Security is a vital element of the service that we provide and so this initiative is important in ensuring that we remain at the forefront of supporting our clients’ objectives in duty of care and corporate social responsibility.”
Carolyn Pearson, CEO and founder of Maiden Voyage, added: “We are delighted that the Gray Dawes Group is undergoing our certification programme.
“We’re a great culture and values match and our leadership teams are very much aligned to support female travellers as well as being trail-blazers for making the entire travel industry more female-friendly.”
Gray Dawes has been undergoing a major period of expansion with the acquisition of several other TMCs including CTM, Travel Management Group, Cambridge Business Travel and The Business Travel Partnership over the last three years.