Reed & Mackay, the travel and event management provider and part of the TripActions Group,  has added meeting booking capability to its travel and event management platform, providing fast access to thousands of COVID-19 safe venues. According to an announcement, as companies are navigating the challenges posed by a rapid return to in-person meetings against a backdrop of scaled-back real estate. Reed & Mackay is meeting this challenge, said the announcement, with a cohesive travel and meeting booking solution “that brings greater ease of booking, cost control and enhanced duty of care to meetings management.” Julie Oliver, COO of Reed & Mackay, said clients had asked the company to centralize meeting and travel booking within one platform for a more cohesive experience. Offsite meeting space is in demand, she said, adding, “Not only do businesses need to know that a venue is COVID-19 safe, but they also need to be able to adapt that meeting space to a hybrid setup at short notice in line with changing restrictions.”