(08 Dec 2020) Travelport has added a Stay Safe feature for agents connected to its API or Smartpoint agency desktop solution.
Stay Safe is a searchable amenity which enables hotels to highlight to travel agents, within the agent’s booking workflow, that they have signed up to industry-wide safety initiatives.
Jason Toothman, Global Head of Agency Sales at Travelport said, “The information travelers want about the properties they’re considering hotel stays at has changed through the course of 2020. Adding a way for hotels to clearly communicate with travel agencies, who can then share this information with their customers, is a simple but important way for Travelport to make the agency workflow more efficient and less frustrating. As our industry recovers from the impacts of the global pandemic, Travelport is doing all it can to support initiatives which will help people travel safely.”
Since the pandemic hit earlier this year, several trade and government bodies, including the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and the UN World Health Organization (WHO), have issued guidelines to support recovery in the hotel sector.
Initiatives focus on enhanced hotel cleaning practices, social interactions, and workplace protocols to meet the new challenges and expectations for health and safety.