Mint Launches Tracking App for Business Travellers

Burnley-based Mint Business Travel ( )  has launched a new app aimed at helping companies to fulfil their legal and moral duty of care for their staff when travelling abroad

Mint Trips, available for Apple and Android phones, provides a unique range of services to SME’s and employees travelling abroad, from itinerary management and the logging of expenses to identifying local points of interest and checking visa requirements. Importantly, the app also helps businesses to take a strategic approach to travel risk management.

Through the app employers can always trace their staff and those overseas have multiple resources to call upon, from restaurant recommendations to updates on current FCO advice and alerts of flight delays. The app also makes it easy to arrange taxis, buses, transfers, rail travel and hotel bookings and includes a journal facility, where users can document their experiences and upload them each day via social media.

Steve Hall, Founder of Mint, says: “There is a growing burden placed on employers to constantly review health and safety policies for staff who travel and this new app offers a really convenient way to help them mitigate risk. In addition, the app provides 24/7 support to those travelling as they can contact us for advice through the chat facility at any time. This is immensely reassuring and means that business travellers can fully concentrate on the job in hand, rather than worrying about their travel arrangements.”

Based at Empire Business Park, Mint Business Travel is a sister company of Mint Holidays, which Steve successfully launched last year to provide luxury and long-haul holidays to the general public. The entrepreneur previously worked at executive level in various industry sectors, including five years as operations director at Expotel, which handled the booking of travel, accommodation and conferences for the largest UK and international businesses and employed over 400 people across operational centres in Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow.

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