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Travelport Launches Hotel ‘Stay Safe’ Feature for Travel Agents

Photo source: Travelport

Photo source: Travelport

The Travelport Stay Safe filter is designed to give travelers and agencies alike confidence that appropriate safety measures have been taken at a hotel property 

Travelport, a leading technology company serving the global travel industry, has added a new Stay Safe feature for travel agents connected to its API or Smartpoint agency desktop solution.

Stay Safe is a searchable amenity which enables hotels to highlight to travel agents that they have signed up to industry-wide safety initiatives, within the agent’s booking workflow.

The Stay Safe feature makes it easier for travel agents to share information important to travelers in their hotel shopping decisions.

“One of the key imperatives in the industry right now is ensuring our customers feel safe while traveling,” Jason Toothman, GVP and Managing Director, Sales at Travelport said, adding that the information travelers want about the properties they’re considering for hotel stays 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. This initiative will also help customers gain confidence in travel,” he added.

Photo source: Travelport

Photo source: Travelport

Since the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic hit earlier this year, several trade and government bodies, including the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), have issued guidelines to support recovery in the hotel sector. These guidelines focus on enhanced hotel cleaning practices, social interactions, and workplace protocols to meet the new challenges and expectations for health and safety.

“As our industry recovers from the impacts of the global pandemic, Travelport is doing all it can to support efforts across the entire travel industry that promote traveler safety,” Toothman underlined.

Travelport Stay Safe is now globally available.

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