TruTrip, a Southeast Asian business travel management solution company, and Collinson, the global end-to-end travel experiences, airport services and travel medical company, have announced a partnership that will enable TruTrip’s corporate customers to seamlessly and securely book a range of pre-departure COVID-19 travel tests including RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen tests. The partnership makes COVID-19 travel testing even more accessible for business travellers using TruTrip services from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, South Korea and the UK.
TruTrip customers can now book a COVID-19 test seamlessly and securely through Collinson’s website using a unique promotional code at their preferred in-city clinic from a given list of testing facilities. Upon completion of their test, customers will automatically receive notification of their PCR test results within 36 hours, and usually within an hour for Rapid Antigen tests; which if negative, can then be used for travel.
The announcement follows on from recent Collinson research, conducted in partnership with CAPA – Centre for Aviation (CAPA), which revealed that over half of respondents (54%) expect robust COVID-19 testing protocols will remain key to re-opening borders until the end of 2022 in Asia Pacific, with a further 26% expecting this until the end of 2023. The research featured the opinions of a specially-selected group of over 400 C-Suite and senior managerial level travel experts globally.
Collinson, through its travel medical services, has become the UK’s leading airport testing provider, having spent the past two years working with more than 30 airlines, airports, health passport providers and other members of the travel ecosystem, as well as governments around the world to aid the safe restart of travel.
With corporate travel even more complex during the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in travel risk management increasingly becoming a C-Suite topic, we are dedicated to helping companies better protect and support their employees pre, during and post travel. Our partnership with TruTrip enables us to make COVID-19 testing easily accessible to business travellers, giving them the support they need to feel confident and protected when returning to the skies.
Hugh Batley, Founder and Managing Director of TruTrip, added: “COVID-19 testing continues to be an important measure to allow the resumption of safe travel within Asia Pacific and beyond. We are pleased to be partnering with Collinson to expand even further the range of end-to-end travel journey solutions we can provide to our users during these challenging times.”