Hotelbeds has announced plans to launch ‘Safe Stay’ in the coming weeks to help support the recovery of the travel industry. Safe Stay is a distribution filter category that displays in the booking process the different Covid-19 health and safety protocols and certifications that travel industry companies, tourism boards and lobby groups have recently created.
The Safe Stay category covers both accommodation and providers of services such as transfers, activities, theme parks and car rental. All products with a listing in the category will feature a Safe Stay badge in the booking engine along with details of what this means outlined in a glossary compiling all protocols in one reference point.
All partners working with Hotelbeds that have created their own Covid-19 health and safety protocols are eligible to include their information in the filter category, and hotels partners can do so directly via MaxiRoom, Hotelbeds’ partner extranet.
Tobias Thibaut, risk, compliance, internal audit and sustainability director at Hotelbeds said: “Today more than ever, we need to focus on the safety and wellbeing of guests during the COVID-19 pandemic. When it becomes available in a few weeks our ‘Safe Stay’ filter category will be very valuable for our clients when reserving a hotel for their customers or other ancillary products by giving them greater confidence and thus helping the tourism sector recover more quickly.”