Written by our Senior Business Partner, Steve Acott
In these unprecedented times, COVID-19 continues to impact almost every individual and organisation around the world.
Here at Diversity Travel, we speak to NGOs daily and we understand the impact that COVID-19, Brexit and recessions have had when it comes to supporting the world’s most vulnerable people. With additional cuts to ODA budgets and reductions in funding activities and donations, many NGOs are facing budgetary pressures and ongoing risks in the coming months and years.
This is echoed in Bond’s 2020 survey, which painted a challenging picture for UK-based NGOs. According to the survey, 70% said that the pandemic will continue to impact their finances for the foreseeable future.
According to Bond’s 2020 survey, 70% said that the pandemic will continue to impact their finances for the foreseeable future.
As a specialist travel management agency for the NGO sector, we are well positioned to provide a significant reduction in risk to important funds when planning and booking flights for vital overseas programmes.
What makes our charity fares so special?
Charity fares are special air fares, introduced by airlines to assist charitable organisations in performing charity work abroad.
Our charity fares provide our NGO customers with the flexibility to hold an airfare far in advance of their expected travel date – without financial commitment. These specialist fares can be held and released without financial penalty, which is a great benefit when travelling in today’s environment.
This means that the booker benefits from securing a cheaper fare earlier in the buying process, avoiding higher fare costs associated with booking closer to the departure date.
This is helping NGOs to plan ahead and avoid the costly risks of changes to airline networks, quarantine and country-entry restrictions.
Other benefits include:
- Extra baggage allowance
- No minimum stay and a maximum stay of up to a year
- Reduced change/cancellation fees following a hold period, should plans change after booking is confirmed
- Cost-effective fares with more than 45 airlines across the world.
If you’d like to find out how our charity fares can benefit your organisation, get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.