Travel management specialist Gray Dawes Group is to partner with Maiden Voyage, the world’s leading specialist in female travel safety.

Staff at the business travel group will undergo training and certification in areas vital to the safety and security of women travellers as part of the collaboration.

This includes cultural and legal differences, trip pre-planning,
medical and pregnancy considerations, hotel safety as well as enhancements to corporate travel and duty of care policy.

Gray Dawes clients will also have access to the Maiden Voyage approved hotel programme which highlights properties that have been vetted and approved as female friendly.

Maiden Voyage founder and chief executive Carolyn Pearson said: “We are delighted that the Gray Dawes Group is undergoing our certification programme.

“We’re a great culture and values match and our leadership teams are very much aligned to support female travellers as well as being trail-blazers for making the entire travel industry more female-friendly.”

Gray Dawes chief executive Suzanne Horner said: “We are delighted to establish this important relationship with Maiden Voyage and look forward to tapping in to the extensive experience of Carolyn Pearson and her team when it comes to best ensuring the safety of female travellers.

“Security is a vital element of the service that we provide and so this initiative is important in ensuring that we remain at the forefront of supporting our clients’ objectives in duty of care and corporate social responsibility.”