Corporate partnership with Go Travel Solutions provides range of workplace travel discounts and promotions to encourage shift to more sustainable transport options
East Midlands Airport has committed to a three-year partnership with Leicester-based sustainable transport specialist consultancy, Go Travel Solutions. The company will offer travel planning services and workplace travel discounts for 6,700 staff and tenants at the Airport site near Castle Donington.
The partnership includes travel discounts for public transport, cycling and car hire through membership of the Smartgo North West Leicestershire workplace travel scheme. Go Travel Solutions will also support East Midlands Airport with research services for travel to work surveys to inform future travel planning development and will offer business engagement with around 90 tenant employers. The Airport will also be a member of the sub-regional Smartgo Steering Group including local authorities, employers and key travel providers.
L-R: Dewayne Browne, Business Developer, Go Travel Solutions; Robin Pointon, Managing Director of Go Travel Solutions; Colleen Hempson, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at East Midlands Airport; and Andy Cliffe, Managing Director of East Midlands Airport
Commenting on this new partnership, Colleen Hempson, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at East Midlands Airport said: “As a result of over a decade of investment into public transport the Airport now benefits from a fantastic network of bus links that operate 24-hours a day, 7 days a week to all 3 cities and many of the towns and villages around us. This new partnership will help us ensure that employees on site are able to access the best fares and have all the information they need to make informed choices about their travel.”
Robin Pointon, Managing Director of Go Travel Solutions added: “This partnership will support the Airport’s aim to help all on-site employers, tenants and staff with their workplace travel plans. This will involve communication through direct engagement, surveys and events of the key initiatives and discounts available to provide people with the broadest range of options for their chosen mode of travel to work.”
Smartgo North West Leicestershire provides employers and their staff with a range of travel benefits and services to help make commuting and business travel cheaper, easier and more sustainable. The programme’s membership package includes travel incentives and discounts, transport expertise and collaboration opportunities with other employers and transport providers.
About East Midlands Airport:
East Midlands Airport connects over 4.5 million passengers with the world, serving more than 90 destinations. Winner of many prestigious awards including the World’s Leading Eco Friendly Airport and voted Best Regional Airport at the British Travel Award in 2010, our airport is a vibrant economic hub, supporting over 6,000 jobs and generating around £263 million for the region.
About Go Travel Solutions:
Go Travel Solutions is a specialist sustainable transport consultancy serving businesses, public bodies and transport operators. See us online at www.go-travel-solutions.com or follow us on Twitter at @GoTravSolutions.