Key Travel launches new Student Travel portal

Key Travel launches new Student Travel portal

UK travel management company Key Travel has launched a new portal aimed at the student travel market.

Key Travel has launched a new Student Travel portal, which will offer discount flights to students and higher education staff.

The new portal has been launched with returning international students – many of whom will be finally returning to their host institutions after the COVID-19 pandemic – in mind.

This represents the first foray into the student market for Key Travel. 

Over 22,000 students have already used the discounted fare portal

Since its launch in August, over 22,000 students have already used the discounted fare portal.

Alongside discounts of between 2-5% for their flights, Key Travel are also offering increased flexibility and extra baggage to students, through this portal.

Universities will also be able to use the portal to access travel intelligence, such as arrival and departure times, and statistics surrounding carbon emissions.

Broadening services to students a major step in Key Travel ‘evolution’

Saad Hammad, CEO of Key Travel, expressed his delight at the company’s expansion into the student travel market.

Hammad said: “Broadening our academic services to students marks a major step in Key Travel’s evolution. It is an exciting time and we are very proud to bring new levels of support to the sector, helping our University customers encourage international students back to campus.”

Lisa Akeroyd, CCO of Key Travel, has been in charge of overseeing the new service. Akeroyd corroborated Hammad’s statement, noting the predicted benefits that this service will bring post-lockdown.

Akeroyd said: “We are stepping into a new market at a challenging time but are determined to offer unrivalled products and services that will bring major benefits to students and those managing the international student experience.”

14 UK universities, including the University of Birmingham, have already signed-up for Key Travel’s new portal.

Luke Wales, International Director of Strategic Engagement at The University of Birmingham, stated that Key Travel has provided an intelligent option to alleviate some of the stresses for returning international students.

Wales said: “Responding to changing needs, Key Travel has delivered an exceptional new service. Working with us to set up the portal and enabling us to communicate preferential fares to our students as they become available.”

Josephine Walbank - Reporter, Global Education Times (GET News)

Josephine Walbank is a reporter for Global Education Times (GET News) with a focus on education in the UK, Asia-Pacific, and Americas, and student experience and lifestyle news.

Josephine is an experienced journalist who previously served as the Editor-in-Chief of The Falmouth Anchor. She is also the former Deputy Editor of Voices, the Falmouth & Exeter Students’ Union’s publication, and has written for various food and lifestyle publications.

You can reach her at josephine@globaleducationtimes.org

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