The TRIP Group’s primary objective is working together with partners to keep travellers safe. Since establishment, the company has created an expansive community across a wide variety of industry sectors, including insurance and assistance companies, non-governmental organisations, higher education, government departments and the travel and tourism industry.
Since the 1960s, Sir Ranulph has been an exemplary expedition leader, being the first person to journey across the world’s polar axis and visit both the North and South Poles using only surface transport, as well as summitting Everest in 2009, at the age of 65. It’s no surprise that in 1984 the Guinness Book of World Records crowned him ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’.
In a statement, Sir Ranulph said: “The TRIP Group represents a forward-thinking, practical and effective approach to travel risk management.” In response, the TRIP Group noted that, coming from a man who has worked in some of the most challenging environments on earth, this is high praise indeed.
Chairman of the TRIP Group Lloyd Figgins described the excitement felt by TRIP members at Sir Ranulph becoming their patron: “Having someone so internationally renowned for his exposure to travel risk as our patron has been a major boost. Sir Ranulph has been an exceptionally popular choice among our membership and we are very proud to have him on the team.”
Managing Director Christine Shacklady, added: “His incredible achievements speak for themselves, so we’re delighted that he will be sharing some of these experiences with our members at our flagship event in December. It will also give members the opportunity to meet Sir Ranulph in person.”