Before travelers check their bags and heading out on trips again, they check on accommodations’ hygiene and safety measures.
According to Agoda’s recent study, daily room disinfection followed by daily disinfection (of general areas) are the most important hygiene measures travelers expect to be implemented by hotels and other accommodation providers.
Agoda in its media release identifies other measures in the top five include “Providing Hygiene Standard Listings”, “Providing Personal Hygiene Kit (masks, gloves, etc)”, and “Hygiene Certification from the Government”.
It also launched HygienePlus, a new verification feature that shows travelers the health and hygiene measures taken by accommodation providers on its travel platform. It also features an extensive checklist based on international healthcare standards that hotels work towards.
HygienePlus gives Filipino travelers the added assurance of identifying hotels that meet a checklist of standardized measures—what travelers are looking for in the new normal. Additionally, Agoda’s GoLocal campaign which launched globally in July offers great deals for Filipinos to discover their own backyard as they start to travel again.
“People are raring to travel again but need the reassurance that hygiene measures at their destination are rigorous. Hoteliers and accommodation providers need to regain the confidence of travelers and have been working hard to implement safety measures to do so. HygienePlus quickly and easily identify hotels that are ensuring a safe and hygienic environment. Of course, on Agoda, guests can also check peer reviews on the cleanliness of facilities to further confirm their decisions,” says Omri Morgenstern, Chief Operating Officer.