US travel management firm Direct Travel has sealed a new partnership with Sherpa to provide COVID-19 information to travellers.
The Sherpa integration pulls data from more than 2,000 sources, displaying destination and transit requirements in Direct Travel’s Direct2U mobile app.
John Coffman, direct travel chief financial officer, said: “With ever-shifting government policies and frequent supplier changes, it’s critical that businesses have a solution in place to pinpoint how these changes may impact their travel programs.
“Sherpa places Duty of Care front and centre, providing real-time data to prioritize the safety of travellers.”
Direct Travel is the first TMC to make Sherpa’s technology a central component of its mobile platform.
Sherpa technology ensures travellers will have access to relevant COVID-19 content throughout every touchpoint of the travel journey.
It provides travellers with access to regional travel advisories, quarantine and entry/exit requirements.
In addition to being available in the Direct2U mobile app, Sherpa intelligence will be available through a Direct Travel website portal.
Darryl Hoover, Direct Travel chief technology officer, said: “Direct Travel’s goal in forging new partnerships has always been to provide value to our clients by equipping them with the right tools for their travel programs.
“This integration with Sherpa provides our clients with timely content and the latest technology, making their travel simpler and smarter than before.”
Sherpa co-founder and chief executive, Max Tremaine, added: “At Sherpa, we are focused on enabling people who have been locked down to open new opportunities, keeping track of a world that changes more in a week than it used to in a year.”