INNOVATION IN TRAVEL STILL SKY-HIGH AS FOURTH ‘TRUSTSEAL’ WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED – SHARING ECONOMY UK

Sharing Economy UK, the trade body representing and championing UK’s sharing economy businesses, has announced the latest recipients of its ‘TrustSeal’ – the world’s first trust kitemark for the industry.

Putting their own spin on travel, companies TransferTravel.com and Car & Away are the fourth-round winners of the TrustSeal.  TransferTravel.com helps customers snap up other people’s cancelled holiday plans. And Car & Away allows people to make money by renting out their car at the airport while they are abroad.

These firms have successfully met the TrustSeal principles of Good Practice. This followed a demanding application process and scrutiny by an advisory panel of independent, world-class leaders in the sharing economy industry.

The TrustSeal is an independently awarded kitemark that gives customers confidence that each awarded platform supports good standards in key areas including digital identity, transparency, customer help and support.

Andy Hibbert, Founder and CEO of Car & Away, said:

“We are delighted and proud to have been awarded the Sharing Economy UK TrustSeal. We understand that a large part of building confidence in the sharing economy is driven through trust and the TrustSeal is already a recognised standard that underpins this.

“We look forward to working together to build greater awareness and encourage others to participate and enjoy the many benefits offered through the sharing economy.”

Simon Powell, Founder and CEO of TransferTravel.com, said:

“We are delighted to have gained the TrustSeal within TransferTravel.com. It only enhances our commitment to our customers to uphold the highest of standards, but also strengthens TransferTravel’s ongoing work and support with Sharing Economy UK.

“It’s great to be recognised for putting our own stamp in the travel industry. We hope more firms are awarded the TrustSeal standard in the future.”

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