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Seatfrog and Capita Travel form new partnership

Seatfrog has formed a new partnership with Capita Travel and Events.

Seatfrog is an app which allows users to bid for upgrades to first-class and premium seats which are not in use.

The new partnership will allow travellers who have booked standard advance tickets with travel management company Capita to upgrade in real time. Capita Travel and Events book more than 1.5 million rail tickets a year. 

Joshua Collier, head of proposition, rail and ground transportation at Capita Travel and Events, said: “Our partnership with Seatfrog, supported by our relationship with LNER, will enable travellers to upgrade to First Class, providing a much more relaxed and productive working environment. 

“Organisations meanwhile, will not have to alter their policy settings to open up First Class travel to all travellers and can be flexible on whether they will allow the employee to claim this back through expense channels.” 

Iain Griffin, co-founder and CEO of Seatfrog, said: “As we see a continued increase in business trips, now is an important time for us to develop and invest more in business travel. 

“The partnership with Capita Travel and Events is the first of many steps into the business sector for Seatfrog and represents another move forward in the fast evolution of our platform, and there’s plenty more to come.”