As a global specialist in academic travel, we are excited to share that we have achieved the top spot in the recent 2024 renewal of the UK National Travel Framework (NTF). Renewed every four to five years, the NTF plays a crucial role in how UK universities choose travel providers. Diversity Travel not only successfully maintained its position within the framework but also secured the top position. Diversity Travel provides over 100 academic institutions with cost-effective travel solutions enabling them to undertake important projects, recruitment outreach and vital research. Securing the first position on the framework allows NTF members to direct award Diversity Travel without the need for a full tender process.
Understanding academic travel needs
We set high standards for the service we provide through Service Level Agreements, track success through detailed Key Performance Indicators and coach and disseminate best practice amongst university staff in travel policy design and compliance. We work closely with many of the UKs leading academic institutions including the London School of Economics and the University of Lincoln, suggesting improvements to travel policy procedures including expense management, purchase to pay and duty of care, so that the optimum return on investment for travel spend is achieved.
Our in-house specialists, the Oak team, are specifically assigned to our academic clients, meaning that there is always someone available with the knowledge and expertise relevant to the sector. This ensures our high standards are continuously met and enables us to meet client demand for speedy response times.
Delivering value for money
We offer our clients in this sector access to a range of exclusive Academic air fares that provide a number of benefits
- Extra baggage allowance
- Hold for up to 11 months
- Reduced change and cancellation fees
- No minimum or Saturday night stay