8 Essential Tools & Resources for Production Travel during Covid-19

Tools to help your production get back on the road safely.

At Tripgrid, we like to follow the mantra of “We Listen. We Learn. We Build.” Now, normally, that applies to building the best project management software for team travel that we can.

Enter Covid-19.

Over the last five months we’ve listened to our customers and colleagues in the entertainment travel space as rapidly changing environments impacted the way that they planned and worked. We heard that there wasn’t a consolidated space where a list of tools and resources specifically targeted at Production Travel during Covid-19 lived.

So, we decided to build one.

Introducing, The Production Travel Covid-19 Toolkit — a space where managers and coordinators can find up-to-date information on best-in-class tools and resources to get their productions back on the road safely.

We’ll be keeping the toolkit updated over the following weeks with new trusted partners, so please bookmark this page and come see us again.

Tools

Shep Travel: Notify by Shep is a guided buying solution that provides right message at the right time guidance on your OBT and more than 2,000 consumer travel sites. Deliver targeted and relevant messages, including border status, unused credit balances, quarantine requirements, and approval flows directly into the booking flow.

Covid-19 Offer: Shep is offering a 3-month free trial and no-charge implementation for contracts signed by 2021.

Actual: Actual provides production and content studios with a high-level view of market opportunity and risk across the globe. Through their network, Actual aggregate’s regional travel information (including travel restrictions and risk level), and reinforces that data with local production intelligence such as studio support and tax rebate options; allowing production teams to quickly assess market feasibility.

Covid-19 Offer: The Radar Dashboard is free to all users / organizations. Sign up here.

Sitata: Covid Checker by Sitata. A web and mobile application that gives travel managers and travelers full insight into the coronavirus risk and travel restriction entry requirements. Confidently protect yourself, protect your team, and protect your company in your return to travel with Covid Checker by Sitata.

Covid-19 Offer: Individual subscriptions for $9.99. Contact sales for corporate pricing.

Fly Safe by Pilota: A Chrome extension that displays up to date data about flight and airline health/safety measures that can be integrated at the point of booking on top of sites such as Google Flights, Expedia, and more allowing users to compare flights based on these key health and safety factors.

Covid-19 Offer: Contact saniya@flypilota.com with reference code: TRIPGRID for a special pricing.

Resources

Media Services: State Production Guidelines. Media Services, a production payroll tool has compiled the best state by state production guideline resource we have seen.

Practice Safe Sets: Safe Sets International is a collaborative partnership that encourages the industry to #PracticeSafeSets. They advocate for health and safety on production with free resources and education.

Tripgrid highly recommends being a part of this safe set movement!

Wrapbook: Covid-19 Filmmaking Resource Guide. Wrapbook, a powerful and easy to use platform for managing productions, has an essential resources list for all phases of production so cast and crews can resume work safely.

The Wrap Pro: To keep you informed without breaking your budget, The Wrap Pro is offering a 50% discount on subscriptions during Covid-19.

Covid-19 Offer: Discounted pricing of $14.99 month and $99 a year now available.

Are you a Tripgrid customer? Get in touch for a special code to make those numbers even smaller.

Know of a great tool or resource that’s missing from the Covid-19 Production Travel Toolkit?

Drop us a line, we’d love to hear more.