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Key Travel pulls out stops to get relief workers to Philippines

21 November 2013 16:22

Key Travel’s contribution to the relief effort in the Philippines is showing no let up as the non-profit specialists are facing an unprecedented call on its services.


The flight bookings from humanitarian agencies made since Saturday 9 November when the devastating typhoon first struck the area, have now exceeded 130 with account handlers working round-the-clock to get relief workers there as quickly as possible.

As the member organisations of the Disasters Emergency Committee mobilise their efforts on the ground in the Philippines, Key Travel is  being increasingly drawn upon to manage the flight arrangements of humanitarian field workers. Multiple requests are also coming in from  other major non-governmental organisations involved with every aspect of relief and rehabilitation.

Many travel needs present challenging logistical arrangements as humanitarian professionals are being diverted from other trouble spots across the globe and are having to make complicated journeys from other continents.
“Ever since the news broke we have been on high alert” says Spence Knudson, CEO, Key Travel  
“Our account handlers have spared no effort to get humanitarian personnel to the affected areas, with many of our clients expressing their appreciation.

“We understand from United Nations’ figures today that up to four million people have been displaced and only 350,000 have found shelter, so will be concentrating our efforts on the relief efforts for some time to come.”

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