Cleanliness, particularly daily disinfection of rooms and facilities, is a big deal for travelers when they check in in hotels and other accommodation providers.
According to a global survey by digital travel platform Agoda, “Daily Room Disinfection” followed by “Daily Disinfection’’ (of general areas) are the most important hygiene measures travelers expect to be implemented in the facilities they’re checking into.
Other measures in the top five include “Providing Hygiene Standard Listings,” “Providing Personal Hygiene Kit (masks, gloves, etc),” and “Hygiene Certification from the Government.”
The survey also found that “Hygiene Standard Listings” is a priority for Asian travelers, and is the most important hygiene measure for travelers aged 18 to 24 years old globally.
To help travelers find a place that addresses their expectations, Agoda launches HygienePlus, a verification feature that shows the health and hygiene measures taken by accommodation providers on its travel platform.
The HygienePlus feature is composed of an extensive checklist based off international healthcare standards including staff training in safety protocols, contactless check-in/out, temperature checks for staff and guests, staff wearing face covers, protective screens in common areas, daily disinfection at property and room level, provision of face masks, sterilizing equipment and hand sanitizer for guests, safe dining set-up, and signs to ensure physical distancing.
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